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 September 1, 2021, one visitor is allowed per patient, per day at UnityPoint Health - Grinnell locations.

Please note the following exceptions:

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

  • Maternity Services (labor, delivery and postpartum). One visitor is allowed. One designated birth coach/doula is also allowed during the birthing process.

  • All end-of-life situations. The one visitor limit can be reviewed by the care team.

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, sore throat, diarrhea or vomiting). 

Individuals at high risk for severe disease (e.g., underlying cardiopulmonary disease, poorly controlled diabetes) should not visit.

Visitor Expectations:

  • In all cases, the visitor must be healthy, and free of any signs of illness.

  • Visitor must wear a mask, covering the nose and mouth, in all areas of the facility regardless of vaccination status.

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

  • The visitor must stay in the patient room, as appropriate, and limit movement within the facility. A visitor may not visit the cafeteria, but can order an inpatient guest meal tray for $6.

  • The visitor 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.

  • The visitor must follow additional PPE instruction, if requested by a team member.

  • A visitor will be asked to leave if they are not willing to comply with these requests.

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

UnityPoint Health strongly encourages everyone 12 and up to get vaccinated as soon as possible, to better protect themselves, their families and their communities. To find a vaccination site near you, visit and visit our Resource Page for information on COVID-19.