Sanford Health has announced a new visitor policy to protect the health and safety of its patients and staff in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sanford says the new policy, which starts today (3-13-2020,) is intended to minimize the spread of coronavirus. The policy restricts all visitors to immediate family members only and allows only one visitor per patient.
Family members who visit a Sanford Health facility will be screened as they enter to check for respiratory illness symptoms, which include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Visitors will also be asked about recent travel.
Sanford also says access will be limited to a few specific entry points in each facility.