Sanford Health updates hospital, clinic visitor policy amid COVID-19 concerns


Sanford Health is updating its visitor policy to protect the health and safety of its patients and staff in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The updates take effect on March 27.

Visitors will no longer be allowed in Sanford Health hospitals with the following exceptions:

  • For births, NICU, pediatrics: One pre-determined visitor allowed daily
  • End of life: determined on a case-by-case basis
  • End of life COVID-19 patient: One pre-determined visitor allowed daily. Visitor must follow protective measures including masking and self-quarantine for 14 days following visit.

For Sanford clinic visits and outpatient appointments, patients should not bring a guest unless the patient is a minor or the patient is an adult in need of assistance.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms please call your regular health care provider — do not come in person to the clinic in order to protect staff and other patients. As a reminder, those symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath.