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CentraCare Updates Visitor Policy for Hospitals, Clinics & Specialty Centers

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

Starting Thursday, October 22, visitor guidelines will change to allow one healthy visitor for adult patients and two visitors for minors at all CentraCare and Carris Health sites. This includes hospitals, clinics and specialty centers.

These new guidelines do not pertain to our long-term care facilities because of different regulations for vulnerable populations.

Even though the spread of COVID-19 is increasing in our communities, we are well-prepared with safety efforts inside our facilities and have the right precautions in place to accommodate visitors who are necessary for the care of our patients.

"It is in everyone’s best interest to allow a limited number of visitors back into our facilities," said Dr. George Morris, Incident Commander for CentraCare's COVID-19 response. "Our visitors play a key role in the health and well being of our patients."

Visitors must be healthy and not have symptoms of COVID-19. We ask that any visitors to a CentraCare or Carris Health facility wear a mask that covers both their nose and mouth. Upon entering, all visitors will be screened for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we implement these new changes. CentraCare is constantly reviewing our current visitor guidelines to ensure we are meeting patient and employee needs while keeping everyone safe.