Due to the continued spread of the highly contagious COVID-19 delta variant, Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin and Albert Lea will reinstitute visitor policy restrictions in inpatient and outpatient settings, beginning Monday, Aug. 16.
All visitors entering Mayo Clinic will be screened for respiratory illness, and required to comply with social distancing guidelines and wear a mask for the entirety of their visit. Visitors who do not comply with these requirements will be asked to leave.
Updated visitor restrictions
Additional measures essential to safety
“The goal of this policy update is to limit COVID-19 exposures across the communities we serve,” says Sumit Bhagra, M.D., Site Lead Physician for Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin. “Safety remains Mayo Clinic’s top priority, and these measures are being reinstituted to protect patients, our staff, and our communities.”
Signage will also be posted at all points of entry into the hospital, clinic, and Emergency Department.