Essentia Health Begins Allowing Visitors in all Facilities

Essentia Health Begins Allowing Visitors in all Facilities Click to Enlarge

DETROIT LAKES (KDLM) - Essentia Health has updated its visitor policy at all facilities including Essentia Health - St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes.

Effective immediately, Essentia Health will implement visitor hours between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily at hospitals and clinics. One adult visitor at a time will be allowed per patient in all clinic, hospital and procedural patient care areas, including the emergency department. Chaplains and clergy will also be allowed to visit hospital patients.

Visitor restrictions for patients that are positive for COVID-19 will remain the same. No visitors will be allowed for COVID-19 positive patients except in end-of-life situations.

Visitors entering Essentia Health facilities must use designated entrances and will be screened for COIVD-19. Visitors will not be admitted if they are symptomatic. All visitors are required to wear a mask at all times.

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