Essentia Health reinstates visitor restrictions
Health officials maintain that robust coronavirus mitigation measures are one of the easiest ways to slow the spread of COVID-19, including the more contagious delta strain. Essentia Health is limiting the number of visitors to its facilities for safety reasons.
Essentia Health is reinstating visitor restrictions at all of its hospitals due to increased transmission of COVID-19.
In most cases, two adult visitors will be allowed per patient, per day. Visitation is limited to the same two people in a single day. Visitors are asked to remain in the room of the patient they are visiting.
General visitation hours in the hospital are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. When visitors are care partners or are visiting in emergency departments, pediatric inpatient units and neonatal intensive care units, visitation is allowed 24/7.
There are exceptions to this policy for several situations. To view the health care provider’s complete visitor policy, visit bit.ly/3lJQUqW .
Essentia continues to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state health department guidelines by requiring continuous masking within its facilities and by screening patients and visitors.