Children’s Minnesota visiting standards were updated 10/11/21. We care for all children in the community, and we want all patients, families, staff and guests to be safe and well.
COVID-19 visiting standards
For hospital stays:
- Patients who are staying at the hospital who are not suspect or confirmed with COVID-19 may have no more than two people per day, including parents/legal guardians.
- Children ages 5-18 must be from the same household as the patient in order to visit. No children under age five years old may visit.
- Wellness screenings will take place at the Welcome Desk for all visitors.
- Compassionate exceptions may be possible. Talk with your patient care manager on your unit.
Visiting process and standards
- Parents/legal guardians and visitors must be screened for symptoms of illness daily at the Welcome Desk.
- A mask is required at all times in the hospital.
- Visitors from the same household as the patient may remove their masks in the patient’s room if no Children’s Minnesota staff are present.
- Visitors who are not from the same household as the patient must wear their mask throughout their visit.
- If parents/legal guardians stay overnight in patient room, their mask may be removed while sleeping, with the curtain pulled as a physical barrier.
- Visitors will be asked to leave the hospital if they do not follow these standards and wear their mask as directed.
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.
- Masks are required for all people over age five.
- The following people should not come with their child to their visit:
- People who have ill symptoms such as fever, cough, diarrhea, vomiting or other symptoms of illness.
- People who have tested positive for COVID-19.
- People who have been instructed to quarantine in the past 10 days.
- This includes outpatient surgery, radiology, sedation and procedural services (SPS) and primary care and specialty care clinics.
- Compassionate exceptions can be made by the patient care manager, when appropriate.
- 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.