CentraCare, including Carris Health – Redwood hospital and clinic, has updated its visitor policy.

Starting Monday, Feb. 14, updated visitor guidelines will take effect allowing one healthy adult visitor at all CentraCare and Carris Health sites, and two adult visitors, for minor patients. As COVID-19 case numbers within communities decline, CentraCare staff are cautiously optimistic these new guidelines will offer patients a balance of safety and family support while receiving care.

This includes hospitals, clinics and specialty centers. These new guidelines do not pertain to CentraCare’s long-term care facilities because of different regulations for vulnerable populations.

Visitors to CentraCare & Carris Health facilities must be healthy and not have symptoms of COVID-19. Visitors should not visit for 10 full days following a positive test for COVID-19 or having a known close contact exposure to someone with COVID-19.

Medical-grade masks are still required at all facilities. Patients and visitors with non-medical grade masks, including cloth masks, gaiters or bandanas, will be offered a medical-grade mask upon arrival.