Visitor Restrictions

Masks are still required in all UnityPoint Health facilities where patient care is provided, including hospitals and clinics.

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 May 25, 2021, two visitors are allowed per patient at UnityPoint Health - Grinnell locations.

Please note the following exceptions:

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

  • Designated caregivers are not counted as visitors.

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.

Visitor and Designated 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/designated caregivers must stay in the patient room, as appropriate, and limit movement within the facility. Visitors and designated caregivers 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 visitors/designated caregivers while in all common areas of the facility and whenever asked by the care team.

  • 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.

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