We see that you have javascript disabled. Please enable javascript and refresh the page to continue reading local news. If you feel you have received this message in error, please contact the customer support team at 1-833-248-7801.

Sponsored By

Sponsored By
An organization or individual has paid for the creation of this work but did not approve or review it.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

St. Luke's to require visitors to show negative COVID-19 test or vaccine proof

The new visitor policy goes into effect Monday, Jan. 17 due to high community spread of COVID-19.

Aerial photo of St. Luke's Duluth health care system
St. Luke's hospital in Duluth, pictured in July 2020.
Tyler Schank / File / News Tribune
We are part of The Trust Project.

Starting Monday, Jan. 17, St. Luke's will require visitors to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the visit, the health care system announced Friday.

Visitors also may not be waiting for a test result, have tested positive in the 14 days before the visit or have been asked to quarantine due to exposure. Visitors may not be close contacts of someone who tested positive in the last 14 days, unless they are fully vaccinated.

The policy does not apply for a visit to an end-of-life patient, parents or guardians of a pediatric patient, or a support person for a patient with disabilities or in labor and delivery. However, people who are exceptions to the policy will be required to wear a KN95 mask, provided by St. Luke's.

St. Luke's said it amended its visitor policy, which was already restricted to one to two visitors per patient per day, because of the "incredibly high community spread of COVID-19," according to a news release.

Adult patients at St. Luke's with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infections are not allowed visitors until the patient is no longer contagious.

ADVERTISEMENT

To view the policy, visit slhduluth.com/visitors .

Related Topics: ST. LUKE'SDULUTHCORONAVIRUS
What to read next
"The part that is not resolved is not going to be resolved ever," the victim's daughter said after the sentencing. "He's obviously not going to admit to this at all, whatsoever."
As part of the agreement, Cliffs will invest $4 billion in USW-represented facilities across the company, not just in Minnesota, over the contract's term.
All this was said with a lot of gauze in his mouth and haze in his head, so much of it is up to interpretation.
Last year, Check and Connect boasted a 75% reduction in absenteeism and a 62% reduction in suspensions among enrolled students