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Visiting standards – Hospital stays

  • Four visitors are allowed at the hospital bedside, including parents/legal guardians.
  • Two adults can be with a child when coming for surgery.
  • Children ages 5-17 must be from the same household as the patient in order to visit.
  • No children under age five years old may visit.
  • All visitors are required to be screened for a wellness check when arriving, and may not visit if they are ill or in their infectious period for COVID-19.

Visiting process and standards

  • Parents/legal guardians and visitors must be screened for symptoms of illness daily.
  • A medical grade mask is required at all times in the hospital. No cloth masks.
    • Visitors can get a medical grade mask at the Welcome Center if needed.
    • Masks are required for all people ages 2 years and up.
  • Visitors will be asked to leave the hospital if they do not follow these standards and wear their mask as directed.

Visiting standards – Neonatal units

In order to support parent-infant bonding in the immediate newborn period, parents or legal guardians who test positive for COVID-19 at the time of delivery or within the first 10 days of baby’s life and do not have symptoms of COVID-19 illness are permitted to visit their newborn in Children’s Minnesota neonatal units (NICU-S, NICU-M, NICU-Mercy, ICC, SCN-M).

  • Four visitors are allowed at the hospital bedside, including parents/legal guardians.
  • Children ages 5-17 must be from the same household as the patient in order to visit.
  • No children under age five years old may visit.
  • All visitors are required to be screened for a wellness check when arriving, and may not visit if they are ill or in their infectious period for COVID-19.

Visiting standards – Primary care and specialty clinics, and same-day procedures

Please only bring the people who need to be at your child’s primary care or specialty clinic visit, or same-day procedure. Two adults can be with a child when coming for surgery.

  • A medical grade mask is required at all times at primary and specialty care clinics, and for outpatient procedures. No cloth masks.
    • Visitors can get a medical grade mask at the front desk if needed.
    • Masks are required for all people ages 2 years and up.
  • This includes outpatient surgery, radiology, sedation and procedural services (SPS) and primary care and specialty care clinics.
  • Additional limits may be put in place in certain areas due to space limitations.

For more information on coronavirus and how to protect your family, please visit our website, childrensMN.org/COVID19.