MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Allina Well being says no guests are allowed at its amenities as of Wednesday — with exceptions — as a result of up to date COVID-19 pointers.
In line with Allina Well being, the standing for customer pointers has been up to date to pink, which suggests no guests allowed. It comes because the governor and state well being officers are set to announce new restrictions early Wednesday night because the pandemic worsens in Minnesota.
“The protection of Allina Well being’s sufferers, guests and staff proceed to be our high precedence. As security pointers from the Minnesota Division of Well being (MDH) and the Facilities of Illness Management and Prevention (CDC) proceed to evolve across the coronavirus (COVID-19), so do our insurance policies at Allina Well being amenities,” Allina Well being stated.
To assist forestall the unfold of #COVID19 now we have modified our customer pointers in any respect our hospitals and clinics, together with labor and supply. View the rules earlier than you go to an Allina Well being location. https://t.co/UmHxSbozp1 pic.twitter.com/4BZgrjMoDi
— Allina Well being (@AllinaHealth) November 18, 2020
There are restricted exceptions, together with one guardian or authorized guardian being allowed within the room for pediatric sufferers. Click here for more on exceptions and guidelines.
Late Wednesday morning, state well being officers reported 5,102 more cases of COVID-19 in the state and 67 more deaths, marking the highest daily number of fatal cases ever recorded in the state.
Allina Well being has 11 hospitals and greater than 90 clinics in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.