Sanford Health updates hospital visitor policy amid COVID-19

Shawn Neisteadt
Sanford Health Media Relations
605-366-2432 /

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., March 26, 2020 — Sanford Health is updating its visitor policy to protect the health and safety of its patients and staff in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The updates take effect on March 27.

No visitors will be allowed in medical centers and hospitals with the following exceptions:

Patients are not allowed to bring guests to clinic appointments with the following exceptions:

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, please call your regular health care provider — do not come in person to the clinic in order to protect staff and other patients. As a reminder, those symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath.

About Sanford Health

Sanford Health, one of the largest health systems in the United States, is dedicated to the integrated delivery of health care, genomic medicine, senior care and services, global clinics, research and affordable insurance. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the organization includes 44 hospitals, 1,400 physicians and more than 200 Good Samaritan Society senior care locations in 26 states and nine countries. Nearly $1 billion in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford have transformed how Sanford Health improves the human condition.