There was a fire at the Chicago Deli, a business that neighbors our Minneapolis campus. There was no damage to our facilities and, most importantly, no Children's patients, families or staff were harmed. The smoke did impact our facilities closest to the Chicago Deli. Infection prevention and environmental services are working together to monitor air quality and have begun cleaning rooms and equipment affected by smoke and residue.
We have postponed all Minneapolis elective surgical, radiology and laboratory services for the day. All Minneapolis outpatient clinics are closed until noon today, but the emergency department remains open. We are making every effort to notify all impacted patient families. We will continue to share update on this site, and Facebook throughout the day.