University of Minnesota Medical Center and University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital are acting to stem the spread of the flu virus, implementing temporary visitor policies in hospitals to reduce patient and employee exposure. The temporary policies will take effect Tuesday, Dec. 16, and last the duration of the flu season. This step was taken after the Minnesota Department of Health declared influenza to be widespread in the state.
The hospitals ask that you do not visit the hospitals if you may have the flu or if you have close contact with someone who is sick.
In addition, our hospitals will:
The hospitals will make exceptions to the visitor rules on a case-by-case basis, for compassionate reasons. Notification of hospital visitor restrictions is posted at facility entrances, on hospital websites and in waiting areas.
Other hospitals included in the restrictions are: