Trinity Health has issued new visitation guidelines at both of its Minot hospital campuses to protect the community during the COVID-19 outbreak. Effective today, all visitation is suspended at Trinity Hospital and Trinity Hospital – St. Joseph’s with very few exceptions.
Visitors who fall within an exception category will be required to undergo a screening upon entering either facility. Anyone showing signs of respiratory infection will not be allowed to enter. Additonally, visitors under the age of 18 will not be permitted.
Exception categories include visits to the following hospital departments:
- Pediatric Unit – limit to one parent or legal guardian
- Family Birth Center – limit one support person
- Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) – limit two parents who must remain in the room for duration of the visit
- End-of-Life – limit number of visitors who must remain in the room for duration of the visit
- Other Special Circumstances:
- Patients undergoing surgery or procedure (one support person before and immediately after procedure)
- Patients requiring a home caregiver to be trained (must remain in the room for duration of the visit)
Visitors to the main hospital campus, Trinity Hospital, 1 Burdick Expressway W, are encouraged to use the south entrance.
All entrances to Trinity Hospital – St. Joseph’s, 407 3rd Street SE, will be locked except the main (west) entrance. Dialysis patients may continue to use the dialysis (old ER) entrance via a buzzer system. Staff will be stationed at that entrance to facilitate entry.