• COVID-19

    Day of thanks for Mayo Clinic staff Nov. 26

three Mayo Clinic employees in medical scrubs wearing face masks and eye coverings
Mayo Clinic will close most of its U.S. outpatient practices and suspend scheduled surgeries for the day, in gratitude for staff.


Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayo Clinic has remained strong and resilient, thanks to the hard work and dedication of our staff. They come to work each day to provide compassionate care to our patients.

We recognize that the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic has taken an emotional and physical toll on staff. In gratitude for their dedication throughout this year, Mayo Clinic is closing most of its U.S. outpatient practices and suspending scheduled surgeries on Nov. 26 to offer staff a day of thanks for all the hard work they've done in support of our patients during the pandemic. 

This decision wasn't made lightly and is intended to thank our staff and give them time to recharge themselves so they can continue to deliver the best possible patient care.

Patients who have previously scheduled appointments in areas that will close on Nov. 26 will be contacted in the coming weeks to reschedule those appointments.

Gianrico Farrugia, M.D.
President and CEO
Mayo Clinic


Media contact: 
Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, newsbureau@mayo.edu

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