Allina Health announces visitor restrictions

For more information, contact: Tim Burke, 651-409-3030

MINNEAPOLIS (March 13, 2020) — Allina Health continues to the monitor the rapidly evolving situation of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are actively supporting containment efforts and working to ensure the safety of our patients, our employees and the public.

In order to do that, Allina Health has announced visitor restrictions to its facilities:

  • Sick people are not allowed to visit patients;
  • All patients are limited to two visitors per day. Compassionate exceptions may be granted by patient care manager;
  • Children under 12 years old are not allowed to visit;
  • For patients who are COVID-19 Persons Under Investigation (PUI) or who have confirmed COVID-19 :
    • Visitors are not allowed except by compassionate exception only;
    • Loved ones are encouraged to use other ways to communicate with COVID-19 patients, which may include Skype, FaceTime, telephone, and other channels.

At Allina Health clinics, children or other family members of patients are NOT considered to be visitors. These individuals can be at the clinic with the patient.

We know these restrictions will be difficult for patients and their loved ones. We are taking these necessary steps to protect our patients, staff and the public.

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, 11 hospitals, 15 retail pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services, home care, home oxygen and medical equipment and emergency medical transportation services.