Mayo Clinic Health System

Officials - With COVID-19 infection rate rising, simple steps can have an impact

Jun 11, 2020
Spring has turned to summer, but this year, as has been the case for most of 2020, it is a different experience for most of us. As health and human services professionals, we have been watching and learning about COVID-19 since reports first emerged in late 2019 and early 2020. We have worked...

Mayo to resume some deferred services

May 6, 2020
Mayo Clinic Health System locations in Minnesota will resume elective visits, procedures and surgeries beginning May 11, according to a news release. In March, Mayo Clinic Health System locations in Minnesota deferred all elective care in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. At that time, initial...

Mayo continues to seek masks

Apr 23, 2020
Mayo Clinic is now requesting and accepting cloth mask donations. Donors should follow CDC guidance on cloth face coverings for design and material (all cotton). In southeast Minnesota, donors can drop off homemade sewn cloth masks at Mayo Clinic Health System in Lake City Monday through Friday...

Mayo mask advice

Apr 23, 2020
Mayo Clinic Health System has shared the following Q and A on mask wearing and hygiene.   How to Wear Cloth Face Coverings Q&A Cloth face coverings should: • fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face • be secured with ties or ear loops • include multiple layers of fabric • allow...

Care center staff help families connect

Apr 15, 2020
Sara Thompson and her sons Teddy, 5, and Matthew, 2, visited the boys’ great grandparents Friday at the Lake City Care Center. Orville Hegseth (above, center) is a care center resident. Joyce Hegseth (lives next door at The Bluffs. (at right, center). “We want to give a big shoutout to the nurses...

Mayo offers donation guidelines

Apr 15, 2020
Mayo Clinic Health System continues to receive generous offers of help and support from the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a news release. Community members, businesses and restaurants continue to come forward with offers of donations. The following guidelines are intended to...

Masks required for Mayo patients, visitors

Apr 13, 2020
Patients and visitors are now required to wear a personal homemade or cloth mask while on any Mayo property and are highly encouraged to bring their own cloth masks to help conserve the supply of surgical masks for front-line medical staff. For people who do not have a mask, Mayo Clinic Health...

Corrected: Mayo, PMI partner to produce ‘much-needed’ PPE

Apr 8, 2020
A Lake City manufacturer has joined forces with the Mayo Clinic to produce hundreds of thousands of face shields to help protect against the spread of COVID-19. Pepin Manufacturing (PMI) is running two shifts, six days a week, for two weeks to produce the roughly 200,000 pieces of personal...

Mayo urges patients to call before coming to their local clinic

Apr 1, 2020
To best prepare for and prevent transmission of COVID-19 in our communities, Mayo Clinic Health System encourages all patients to call first before coming to any clinic or hospital, Mayo said in a news release. “When you call first, you will be triaged to the right setting of care based on your...

Mayo begins curb-side pickup for prescriptions, medical supplies

Apr 1, 2020
To improve service for all patients and to adhere to social distancing requirements, several Mayo Clinic Pharmacies and Mayo Clinic Stores are now offering curbside service including locations in Albert Lea, Austin, Cannon Falls, Owatonna, Red Wing and Rochester. When people arrive at these...

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