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Measles outbreak in Minnesota

  • Visiting guidelines

    We have restricted visiting guidelines to protect all patients, visitors, volunteers and staff.

    Hospitals 

    • Children, 5 and under, are asked not to visit the hospital (this includes birth centers and The Mother Baby Center), unless seeking medical care.
      • Compassionate exceptions may be considered based on a patient's critical condition/prognosis. Talk to a nurse.
    • All children, ages 10 and under, must wear a mask while in our hospitals. This includes birth centers and The Mother Baby Center.
      • The Minnesota Department of Health has declared a measles outbreak in Minnesota. Your child needs to wear a mask while in our facility to protect his or her health.
    • Anyone with a cough or sore throat,¬†should wear a mask while at a hospital.
    • Mom baby and birth center visitors will be screened for wellness.
    • Visitors who are sick should not visit hospital patients.

    Clinics

    • All children, ages 10 and under, must wear a mask while in our clinics.
  • What is measles?

    Measles is an infection caused by a virus. Measles is spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It is also spread through direct contact, such as sharing cups or toys.

    Learn more about measles.

    Schedule an appointment

    To schedule an appointment for a vaccine at an Allina Health clinic: