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Fairview Range Visitor Restriction Update

To protect our patients from the flu and other common illnesses, Fairview Range enforces visitor restrictions year round. Due to the spread of COVID-19 in Minnesota, we have taken additional steps to ensure the health of our patients, including the implementation of enhanced visitor restrictions at Fairview Range.

Here are our current visitor restriction policies as of June 24, 2020:

Hospital Visitor Restrictions

A limited number of visitors are allowed at Fairview Range Medical Center. 
We understand that limiting visitors may be difficult for our patients and families. Our top priority is to protect the health and safety of our patients. Patients are encouraged to work with their care team to find other ways to connect with their loved ones.

  • One consistent visitor will be permitted per adult patient for the patient’s entire stay.
  • Children (under age 18) can have two visitors; they must be the same individuals for the patient’s entire stay.
  • Obstetric patients may have a labor coach present in addition to their one visitor.
  • No visitors under the age of 18 will be allowed to enter.
  • Adult surgical patients can have one visitor only during the preoperative phase; children can have visitors throughout the surgical process. 
  • Patients with disabilities may have a designated support person accompany the patient. Family members, service-providers, or other individuals knowledgeable about the needs of the person with a disability may serve as a designated support person.
  • Compassionate exceptions will be made for end-of-life care.
  • Visitors are not allowed for patients with confirmed COVID-19 or symptomatic patients suspected of having COVID-19 (exceptions are made for pediatric and obstetric patients).
  • People who are sick or showing symptoms of COVID-19 are not allowed to visit patients.
  • Visitation hours for inpatients are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. (Pediatrics and obstetrics do not have restricted visiting hours).

Outpatient Clinic Visitor Restrictions

If necessary, one person (legal guardian, parent of a minor, or a healthcare decision-maker) may escort a patient to their outpatient/clinic appointment.

All visitors will be screened each time they visit and must pass screening and wear a mask before entering our facility.

Connecting with your loved ones during visitor restrictions

We understand that not visiting loved ones is difficult. We encourage patients to work with their care team on alternative methods to connect and give and receive support. 

A friendly reminder

Help us reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission by taking these steps:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. 
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are not readily available. 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. 
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home if you’re feeling sick.  

Stay up-to-date on the COVID-19 pandemic by visiting the Minnesota Department of Health’s website or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention resource


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