Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 6, patients at Mayo Clinic in Rochester may request an unlimited number of visitors to be placed on their visitor list.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester will loosen restrictions for hospital patients, beginning Tuesday, Dec. 6. The changes are possible due to the reduced risk of severe COVID-19 disease, staff and patient vaccination rates, effective treatment options, and the low positivity rate.
Patients who are COVID-19 positive or suspected to be positive for COVID-19 will no longer have different restrictions from other patients. The restrictions on numbers of visitors allowed on a patient’s visitor list have also been lifted.
Beginning Dec. 6, these visitor expectations apply to all patients regardless of COVID-19 status:
The Family Birth Center on Eisenberg 3-2 is an exception to the above and has updated visitor restrictions as follows:
Visitors are recommended to alternate time in the patient room and use space outside of the hospital or public spaces within the hospital, such as waiting rooms and the cafeteria, while waiting to visit. At times, the care team may further limit the number of visitors in a patient's room to provide care and allow the patient time to rest, based on the individual needs of the patient.
Safety remains Mayo Clinic's primary focus.
To protect the safety of staff, patients and visitors, Mayo Clinic in Rochester will continue to:
You can find information on visitor guidelines here. The information expressed in this article will be reflected on the site when the changes go into effect on Dec. 6th.