Mayo Clinic not allowing visitors beginning Monday amid coronavirus case increase

Posted at 10:32 AM, Nov 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-20 12:48:40-05

Mayo Clinic has announced changes to hospital operations as coronavirus cases continue to rise in Arizona and around the country.

The medical group says facilities will be closed to visitors beginning Monday, Nov. 23. They believe limiting the number of people allowed in its facilities will help keep the environment safe for patients.

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They are asking patients to arrive 15 minutes early to be screened before appointments. If patients are experiencing any COVID-like symptoms or believe there has been exposure, please talk to your primary care physician for guidance.

Additionally, the number of newly scheduled surgeries will be reduced. No planned appointments or booked surgeries are expected to be changed.

Approved masks and facial coverings are required at all times at Mayo Clinic. Bandanas, vented masks, and gaiter-style masks are not permitted.

Mayo Clinic is continuing to offer virtual appointments for many who prefer them.

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