Sanford Bemidji, Bagley implement new visitor restrictions

Sanford Bemidji and Bagley has new visitor restrictions effective today.

According to a release, only one visitor will be allowed per patient for their entire hospital stay. Patients will need to choose one person who will be allowed to visit as often as needed during the stay during established visitor hours.

Visitors must always properly wear a surgical mask that covers their nose and mouth, and cloth masks will not be allowed.

Exceptions to the policy update include designated COVID-19 units, where no visitors are allowed.

Pediatric hospital patients will be allowed two parent orguardian visitors per stay, and end of life patient visitors will be determined on a case-by-case basis.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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