COVID VACCINE UPDATE – THIRD DOSES

Beginning Thursday, Sept. 2, UHD will offer third doses of COVID vaccines for patients with severely immunocompromising conditions. Click on the link below for the list of six qualifying conditions. Your third dose must be the same brand as your first series (Pfizer or Moderna). At this time, we are not offering booster shots for the general public.

Please call UHD to schedule a COVID vaccine appointment at (507) 526-7388.
We can also schedule appointments for anyone interested in receiving a first or second COVID vaccine.

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VISITOR POLICY

Visitors will be screened upon entry to the facility utilizing standard screening tools. If a visitor screens positive for any symptoms or exposure to COVID-19, they will not be allowed to visit.

Screened, qualified visitors are encouraged stay in the patient's room while visiting.  UHD’s Cafeteria is open to these screened visitors, with observance of hand hygiene and social distancing recommendations.

Exceptions may apply as determined by department manager in collaboration with the attending provider. 

  • Patients are allowed two visitors per Clinic, ER, and Inpatient hospital visit. These visitors must be consistent throughout hospital stay.
  • Obstetric patients are allowed two support people for the duration of their hospital stay.
  • Patients who are at the end-of-life (regardless of COVID-19 status) will be allowed to have visitors in small, controlled groups which will be confined to the patient’s room or other appropriate, controlled location. If PPE is necessary for visit, nursing will assist and ensure visitors are educated and follow PPE precautions.
  • Patients who require assistance: cognitive impairment, developmental delays, or disruptive behavior where caregiver or healthcare decision maker is key to providing care or safety (includes mobility challenged patients) are allowed two individuals to be present if necessary.
  • Minors under the age of 18 may have two visitors, a parent and/or legal guardian.

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Face Masks at UHD

Updated September 2, 2021

Please note that face masks are required at UHD Hospital and Clinics.

Because the Delta variant is shown to spread more easily, the Minnesota Dept. of Health and Centers for Disease Control recommend everyone, both fully vaccinated and unvaccinated, wear a mask in settings that pose a high risk of COVID-19 spread or complications from COVID-19 infection, including healthcare settings.

UHD will continue to follow guidance closely and update our policies as necessary. Thank you for helping UHD continue to provide a safe environment for our patients, visitors and staff.

For more information and recommendations about wearing masks, click here

For more information about infection control after vaccination, click here



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