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Visitor Restrictions

Visitor Mask - COVID-19

The safety of our visitors, patients, employees, and physicians is our highest priority.

To decrease exposure and limit the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), visitation to hospital patients is being restricted. Please review the information in the drop down below from the location you plan on visiting.

Visitors to a patient care facility must be provided with a hospital-approved facemask.  In other words, any person who enters a hospital, clinic or other patient care setting must wear a simple procedural mask provided by CHI Health St. Alexius.

COVID-19 Information

Check back to this page for updates with the latest visitor restrictions for the different locations.

The health of our visitors, our patients, our staff and our communities is our priority.

Beginning Nov. 4

Patients hospitalized at CHI St. Alexius Health facilities are only allowed visits from one healthy adult support person per day. A support person is someone designated by the patient to be present to help with their care needs. Social visiting is not allowed. Support persons are required to wear a mask fully covering their nose and mouth throughout their entire visit. This includes time spent in patient rooms. Other protective equipment may also be required in some situations.

Additional restriction include:
  • Visiting hours for support persons will be limited to 7 am to 8 pm for all hospitalized patients except maternity, pediatrics, end-of-life and certain other special circumstances identified by the staff.
  • Emergency Departments, surgery/procedure areas, outpatient diagnostics and clinic/ambulatory settings will continue to allow one health adult support person during regular business hours.
  • If a surgery or other procedure is scheduled to begin before 7:30 am, one healthy adult support person will be allowed early entrance to accompany the patient.

Persons unable or unwilling to follow hospital’s guidelines for the entirety of their visit will be asked to exit the facility.

Stay connected to your loved one

CHI St. Alexius Health encourages video conferencing and phone calls to keep patients and loved ones closely connected. CHI St. Alexius Health also encourages social distancing efforts, mask usage, good hand hygiene and staying home when sick to help control the spread of COVID-19. You are encouraged to maintain contact with patients by personal phones or video conferencing (FaceTime, Zoom, etc.). You can call the hospital at 701.530.7000 to check on a patient’s status or connect to a patient’s room.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation with these restrictions. We appreciate your assistance as we do all we can to keep you, your loved ones, our staff and our communities safe.

Visitor Restrictions:

Due to the increase in COVID cases in Foster County and surrounding counties, the decision has been made to re-implement NO VISITORS at this time.

This means:

  • NO visitors allowed to accompany patients to any outpatient visits. This includes ER, clinic, lab, x-ray, same day care, PT, Etc.
  • No visitors allowed in Acute Care.
  • Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis for pediatric patients, end of life care, patients with cognitive deficits or behavioral concerns. If an exception is made, this will be for only 1 visitor/person to accompany that patient.
  • All visitors will continue to be screened and must be free of COVID-19 symptoms to enter.

Social distancing requirements will be maintained in waiting areas as well as other settings. Carrington Medical Center Respects the rights of all community members; however, we are a business of healthcare and have a responsibility and accountability to keep our staff and other patients safe in all situations, therefore, all patients and visitors must be able to respect and adhere to the regulations or unfortunately will not be able to enter the facility.

Please call the Carrington Clinic 701.652.2515 or Hospital 701.652.3141 for healthcare inquiries.

Please continue following the CDC guidelines that help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Thank you for your understanding.

Change in Visitor Policy:

The health of our visitors, our patients, our staff and our communities is our priority.
As of January 13th, patients at CHI St. Alexius Health Devils Lake hospital and clinic are allowed one healthy adult visitor at a time.

All visitors must:
  • All visitors allowed in the building must be screened for any COVID -19 concerns or symptoms.
  • Visitors that are allowed in the building will have to wear a mask at ALL TIMES.
  • Visitors can not wander around the facility. They must stay in the room with their loved one at all times.
  • Special situation considerations may be made

CHI St. Alexius will continue to monitor risks and adjust visitation limitations and restrictions as conditions allow.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation with these restrictions. We appreciate your assistance as we do all we can to keep you, your loved ones, our staff and our communities safe.

CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson Medical Center has the following guidelines are in place to increase safety for patients and staff.

As of Wednesday, January 6, 2021, Visitation Guidelines are as follows:

Visitors will be restricted to the following:

  • Emergency Department – limited to one visitor only for duration of visit*
  • Hospital Inpatients (Medical/Surgical/Pediatrics, Intensive Care Unit & Obstetrics) - limited to one visitor only for duration of stay*
    • *No visitors are allowed for COVID-positive patients unless the patient is under 18 or requires a full time support person.
  • Postpartum Infant - limited to infant’s two parents/guardians
  • Outpatient Surgery - limited to one visitor
  • Clinic and other Outpatient Services such as Radiology or Laboratory – limited to one visitor.
  • No visitors are allowed in the COVID Screening Clinic unless the patient is under 18 or requires a full time support person.
  • Patient receiving end-of-life care - number to be determined by the care team

All Visitors will be screened and must meet the following criteria:

  • Visitors must wear a mask AT ALL TIMES. Those who do not comply will be asked to leave the facility.
  • Any visitor to a hospital inpatient must use the Emergency Entrance on Empire Road. A hospital inpatient’s designated visitor will receive a badge giving them access to visit the designated patient’s room number.
  • Visitors must be age 18 or over.
  • Visitors must be free of respiratory concern including cough, fever, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing.
  • Visitors must NOT be a known/active positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, please call one of our clinics before coming in to be screened:

If you have severe COVID-19 symptoms, please call our Emergency Department at 701.456.4000 or call 911.

Patients hospitalized at CHI St. Alexius Health Garrison are only allowed visits from one healthy adult support person per day. A support person is someone designated by the patient to be present to help with their care needs. Social visiting is not allowed. Support persons are required to wear a mask fully covering their nose and mouth throughout their entire visit. This includes time spent in patient rooms. Other protective equipment may also be required in some situations.

Additional restrictions
  • Beginning Wednesday, January 6, 2021 CHI St. Alexius Health Garrison will begin offering scheduled visits for our 3rd Floor Nursing Facility Residents. Visits will be scheduled in one-hour time blocks between 10am and 4pm daily. Visits must be scheduled ahead of time, and weekend visits must be scheduled by 4pm on the Friday before. To schedule a time to visit, please call 701-463-6532. We are excited to have you back in our facility to see your loved ones, but please note that these visitation guidelines are subject to change at any time due to an increase in positive test results or county risk level.
Immediate Family ONLY will be allowed to visit residents who are CRITICALLY ILL AND/OR END OF LIFE/HOSPICE CARE (limit 1-2 people at a time).
  • If allowed to enter the unit, family needs to sign in at the Nurses Station, sanitize their hands, and ask nurse for a mask to wear.
Stay connected to your loved one

CHI St. Alexius Health Garrison encourages video conferencing and phone calls to keep patients and loved ones closely connected. You are encouraged to maintain contact with patients by personal phones or video conferencing (FaceTime, Zoom, etc.). To schedule a time to visit with your loved one by phone or video chat, please call 463-6532.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation with these restrictions. We appreciate your assistance as we do all we can to keep you, your loved ones, our staff and our communities safe.

Effective Immediately, VISITOR RESTRICTIONS are in place for the Hospital residents until further notice.

  • Immediate Family ONLY will be allowed to visit residents who are CRITICALLY ILL AND/OR END OF LIFE/HOSPICE CARE (limit 2 visitors at a time).
  • If allowed to enter the unit, family needs to sign in at the Nurses Station, sanitize their hands, and ask nurse for a mask to wear.
  • These measures have been advised by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and cases of Influenza in our community.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause, but we are keeping the safety, health and wellness of our residents and associates as our number one priority.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!

Current Visitor Guidelines

Effective 1-25-21

All support persons and visitors presenting to CHI St. Alexius Health will be screened and required to wear a mask or face covering when coming to our clinics or hospital. Visitors must be in good health and must be 18+ years or older (Exceptions to this are noted below). All visitors must comply with our masking requirement. If a visitor or support person has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently following state health department quarantine guidelines they cannot visit in person or provide face-to-face support. A virtual visit is encouraged. CHI St. Alexius Health will continue to monitor risks and adjust visitation limitations and restrictions as conditions allow.

If father of child is under 18 years of age, he may be support person for patient seeking obstetrics (OB) care.

Hospital

Support person/visitor is allowed every day 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Exceptions are as follows:

  • Pediatric patients, patients with physical, cognitive, and/or behavioral issues, surgical patients, and OB patients may have one (1) support person per day for the duration of their stay. We ask that the support person stay in the patient room. Visitation hours do not apply.
  • Patients experiencing end of life care may have up to two (2) visitors per day for the duration of their stay (including COVID-19 positive patients). Minors may be allowed at the discretion of the Administrator On-Call. Visitation hours do not apply.
  • Priest Visitation-In light of our Catholic heritage, and due to the important sacramental nature of Catholic ministry and traditions, staff will make every attempt to accommodate the wishes of Catholic patients, their families, and local Priests to provide Sacraments when requested.
Clinic, Emergency Department and Outpatient Appointments (excluding Cancer Center)
  • Patients are allowed one (1) support person.
  • Support person must be 18+ years or older.
  • Newborns may accompany the mother at the first two (2) post-partum appointments.

Persons unable or unwilling to follow hospital’s guidelines for the entirety of their visit will be asked to exit the facility. CHI St. Alexius Health will continue to monitor the COVID-19 infection rates in the community and will revise the visitation policy as needed.