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Visitor Restrictions | Temporary Closures & Adjusted Hours
To protect the safety of patients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayo Clinic Health System has the following visitor guidelines in place:
All visitors must wear a cloth face covering or face mask per Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance. If visitors do not have a face mask, one will be provided by Mayo Clinic. In addition, all visitors will be screened for symptoms of acute respiratory illness or communicable infection prior to being allowed entrance.
Please note the following:
- Outpatient visitor hours are for the duration of the appointment(s).
- Outpatient clinic visits — Patients will be permitted to have one masked visitor for outpatient visits. Up to two masked visitors are allowed to accompany a patient in the following circumstances:
- Patients requiring assistance of a caregiver. If the caregiver is also responsible for minor children or elders who cannot be left alone, they may accompany the caregiver.
- A single parent with children.
- Pediatric patients.
- Patients with special needs.
- Hospital and Emergency Department visits — A single visitor is permitted in the hospital or Emergency Department. Each patient will be allowed to identify one visitor for the duration of their stay. Substituting visitors will not be allowed. Compassionate exceptions for additional visitors may be granted on a case-by-case basis. All visitors will be screened prior to hospital entry.
- No visitors under the age of 16 will be allowed.
These visitor restrictions will remain in place until further notice. We encourage family members to consider other ways to connect with their loved ones via phones or other devices.
We understand that these restrictions will be difficult for patients and their loved ones. We are taking these necessary steps to protect our patients and our staff.
Temporary closures & adjusted hours
- Armstrong clinic, Iowa — closed
- Lake Crystal clinic — closed
- Sherburn — closed
- Trimont — closed
- Truman — closed
- Mayo Clinic Stores – curbside pickup
- As of Jan. 18, the following clinics reopened after temporary closures during the recent COVID-19 surge: Mankato – Northridge, Le Sueur, Janesville and Waterville.
- As of Jan. 25, Belle Plaine clinic reopened after a temporary closure during the recent COVID-19 surge.