St. Luke’s Updates Visitor Policy
St. Luke’s has updated its visitor policy because of recent changes with COVID-19.
With the highly transmittable United Kingdom-variant of COVID-19 arriving in the state of Minnesota, St. Luke’s has decided to further limit visitors for the safety of all. The COVID-19 vaccine is proving highly effective against the UK-variant of the virus. However, having an even more contagious version of COVID-19 has led St. Luke’s to take action.
Under the updated inpatient visitor policy, no visitors are allowed at St. Luke’s Hospital. Limited exceptions will be made. Visitor exceptions include:
- Pediatric patients will be allowed one parent/guardian
- All other patients: rare exceptions may be made by the healthcare team on an express invitation-only basis (for example: patients at end-of-life, vulnerable adults needing help with communication or decision making, discharge instructions or education)
- Labor and delivery patients will be allowed one adult support person. If the patient has a doula, the doula will also be allowed
At St. Luke’s clinics or outpatient services:
- Adult patients are allowed one visitor per appointment
- Pediatric patients are allowed up to two parents/guardians per appointment
All visitors who are allowed will be required to follow visitor requirements. For more details on the requirements and St. Luke’s visitor policy, visit slhduluth.com/visitors.
The changes are now in effect and may be adjusted again based on COVID-19 rates in our region.