Visitor Restrictions

Please Call Ahead Before Any Visit & Wear a Mask or Face Covering

To reduce community spread of COVID-19, we're asking all patients to please call ahead before visiting a clinic. If you have an appointment at a UnityPoint Health location, please wear a mask or face covering except for children under two years old, anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated or unable to remove the mask without assistance.

UnityPoint Health - Grinnell Visitor Restrictions in Place

To protect our patients, families and health care workers during the global outbreak of COVID-19 the following visitor restrictions are being implemented at UnityPoint Health – Grinnell.

Effective March 3, 2021, one visitor is allowed per patient at UnityPoint Health - Grinnell locations.

Please note the following exceptions:

  • Patient is a Minor, 17 Years of Age or Younger: Two primary caregivers are allowed in the patient's room/may accompany the patient's visit.

  • Patient is awaiting test results/positive for COVID-19: Visitation is not allowed. Exceptions can be made for end-of-life situations; visitor must comply with all PPE requests.

Please note in all cases a visitor will only be allowed if they are healthy and do not have symptoms of illness (fever, runny nose, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell). 

Additionally, children under the age of 16 will not be allowed except under extraordinary circumstances. Individuals at high risk for severe disease (e.g., underlying cardiopulmonary disease, poorly controlled diabetes) should not visit.

Support Person/Approved Caregiver Expectations:

  • In all cases, visitors/caregivers must be healthy, and free of any signs of illness.

  • The visitor should be 16 years of age or older.

  • All approved visitors/support persons must stay in the patient room, as appropriate, and limit movement within the facility. Visitors may not visit the cafeteria, but can order an inpatient guest meal tray for $6.

  • Masks must be properly worn, covering the nose and mouth, by visitor/support person at all times while in the facility.

  • Visitors should clean their hands prior to entering the patient room and upon leaving the room, using soap and water or hand sanitizer. Cleaning hands frequently during the visit is recommended.

  • Please note that visitors will not be allowed for patients with a pending or positive COVID-19 test. Exceptions may be made in end-of-life circumstances.

We appreciate your understanding during these trying times. We understand these visitor restrictions may be difficult for you. Our primary goal is to protect our patients, team members and our communities. Thank you for your cooperation in this effort.