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Visitor Restrictions | Temporary Closures & Adjusted Hours
To protect the safety of Mayo Clinic Health System patients and staff, patients in the Emergency Department, hospital and outpatient clinics at all Southwest Minnesota health system sites will no longer be allowed to have visitors.
Visitor restriction effective dates are as follows:
- Emergency Department: Monday, March 23
- Hospitalized patients: Friday, March 20
- Outpatient clinic: Tuesday, March 24
Compassionate exceptions will be granted on a case-by-case basis, including births and end-of-life care, among other specific circumstances. All visitors granted exceptions will be screened prior to entry. No visitors under the age of 18 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.