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Enhanced COVID-19 visitor restrictions implemented at M Health Fairview clinics and hospitals

With few exceptions, visitors to M Health Fairview hospitals and clinics will not be allowed as of March 17 in order to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed multiple cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the newly discovered coronavirus. To prevent the further spread of the virus, we are tightening our COVID-19 visitor restrictions at all M Health Fairview locations. These updated policies take effect on Tuesday, March 17. View a list of our locations here.


To protect our patients from the flu and other common illnesses, M Health Fairview locations enforce visitor restrictions year round. Due to community spread of COVID-19 in Minnesota, we are taking additional precautionary steps to ensure the health of our patients.

No visitors are allowed on campus. Patients are encouraged to work with their care team to find other ways to connect with their loved ones.

  • Exceptions will be made for compassionate care. 
  • Pediatrics, NICU, and Labor and Delivery may have one visitor age 18 or older.
  • If necessary, one person may escort a patient to their outpatient/clinic appointment.
  • Individuals who are sick and not seeking care or have known exposure to COVID-19 are not allowed to visit.

All visitors to our hospitals and clinics will be screened for symptoms and COVID-19 risk at each visit.

  • Watch for signs at the location you are visiting for more information.
  • Visitors may be asked to wear a mask or leave the location for the safety of our patients and staff.

This was not an easy decision to make. We realize that this may be difficult for our patients and their families. Our top priority is to protect the health and safety of our patients.

Valet services are suspended until further notice. 
Suspending our valet services is another precaution that we are taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please self-park your vehicle before entering our facilities. See addresses and maps for available parking below.

  • M Health Fairview Clinics and Surgery Center – Minneapolis
    Oak Street Ramp: 401 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55415 (MAP)
  • M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital
    East Ramp: 6401 France Avenue S., Edina, MN 55435 (MAP)

  • M Health Fairview St. Joseph’s Hospital
    10th Street Ramp: 59 W. 10th St., St. Paul, MN 55102 (MAP)
  • M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital
    Green Garage: 2450 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55454 (MAP)

  • M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center, East Bank Campus Unit J/Main Hospital
    Patient and Visitor Ramp: 601 Delaware St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 (MAP)

  • M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center, West Bank Campus
    Gold Garage/Rehab Building: 2512 S. 7th St., Minneapolis, MN 55454 (MAP)

  • M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center, West Bank Campus West Circle/adult education
    Red Ramp: 616 24th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55454 (MAP)

Connecting with your loved ones during visitor restrictions

We understand that not visiting loved ones is difficult. We encourage patients to work with their care team on alternative methods to connect and give and receive support. Learn how you can connect virtually with your loved one during these times through our handout.

Concerned that you may have COVID-19? Learn more about the disease, and find out how you can use, our 24/7 online clinic, to get screened at no out-of-pocket cost.

No vaccine or antiviral treatment is currently available for the coronavirus causing COVID-19. Help us reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission by taking these steps:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. 
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are not readily available. 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. 
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home if you’re feeling sick.  

Stay up-to-date on the COVID-19 pandemic by visiting the Minnesota Department of Health’s website or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention resource