Visitor policy change at Mayo Clinic Hospital – Rochester


Effective Monday, Nov. 9, Mayo Clinic Hospital – Rochester will implement advanced visitor restrictions for all hospitalized patients during the duration of their hospital stay.

This means:

  • Adult patients in hospital units and the emergency department are not allowed visitors during their hospital stay unless the patient’s medical condition meets approved criteria.
  • Exceptions may be made to the policy for childbirth, end-of-life care, hospitalized children, and other rare and unique circumstances as assessed by the care team.

The ongoing safety of patients, staff and the community remains Mayo Clinic’s primary focus.

Mayo Clinic is making this change based on updated information about the impact of the Midwest surge in COVID-19 cases and the effectiveness of new safety measures. Exceptions will only be made if criteria are met for situations such as end of life.

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