Starting immediately Owatonna Hospital, part of Allina Health, has implemented restricted visitor guidelines to protect all patients and staff due to influenza.

Guidelines include:

  • Visiting limited to immediate family members / support persons.
  • Visitors must be screened for wellness everyday. Please check with a nurse.
  • Compassionate exceptions my be considered. Talk to a nurse.
  • Children under the age of 5 are asked not to visit patients.

Owatonna Hospital realizes visitors play an important role in the comfort, care, healing and well-being of their patients. At the same time, patients may be vulnerable to contracting the flu. The hospital believes these restrictions will safely balance both of these needs.

At all times, visitors should cover their coughs and wash their hands or use antibacterial hand cleanser provided throughout their facilities.