• Patients now permitted two visitors at Mayo Clinic Health System locations

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ALBERT LEA and AUSTIN, Minn. ― Patients are now permitted to have two visitors in inpatient and outpatient settings at Mayo Clinic Health System sites at all southeast Minnesota locations. The change is being made in response to consistently lowered COVID-19 positivity rates in the region and is subject to change should the situation change.

Mayo Clinic Health System asks that all visitors continue to comply with masking and other COVID-19 safety precautions.

Inpatient visitors do not need to be the same two people and do not need to be documented in the patient chart. The visitors can come and go during visiting hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with exceptions for births, deaths and other vulnerable medical circumstances.

All visitors should be 5 years or older. No visitors are permitted for inpatients with COVID-19 or who are waiting for COVID-19 test results.

Updated information will be posted on the Mayo Clinic Health System website and social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Mayo Clinic Health System consists of clinics, hospitals and other facilities that serve the health care needs of people [HJT1] in, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The community-based providers, paired with the resources and expertise of Mayo Clinic, enable patients in the region to receive the highest-quality physical and virtual health care close to home.


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