Allina Health announces additional restricted visitor guidelines for all hospitals and clinics

For more information, contact: Gloria O'Connell,

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. 5/8/2017 — Effective immediately, Allina Health has implemented restricted visitor guidelines to protect all patients, visitors, volunteers and staff due to the current measles outbreak.

  • Children five (5) years of age and under are asked not to visit the hospital, unless seeking medical care.
    - Compassionate exceptions may be considered based on a patient’s critical condition/prognosis.
    - Mom Baby/Birth Center visitors will be following the same restrictions for age, compassionate exceptions and masking all children under the age of 10.
  • All children ages 10 and under must wear a mask while in the hospital. This also applies to any Allina Health clinic visit
  • Anyone with a cough or sore throat should wear a mask while in the hospital.

At all times, please cover your cough. Please wash your hands or use the antibacterial hand cleanser provided throughout our facilities.

Allina Health hospitals include:

  • Children under the age of five (5) are asked not to visit patients.
  • Visitors who are sick should refrain from visiting patients in the hospital.
  • If you or your child has a cough or sore throat, please wear a mask while in our building.
  • Compassionate exceptions may be considered based on a patient’s critical condition/prognosis. Talk to a nurse.

At all times, please cover your cough. Please wash your hands or use the antibacterial hand cleanser we provide throughout our facilities.

Allina Health hospitals include:

Flu season visitor restrictions also apply on inpatient units of Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute.

About Allina Health

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 15 retail pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services, home care, home oxygen and medical equipment and emergency medical transportation services.

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