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St. Luke’s Updates Visitor Policy

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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

The changes are now in effect and may be adjusted again based on COVID-19 rates in our region.