Winona Health says its visitor limitations have been lifted.
The limitations, which were put in place to minimize patients' and residents' potential exposure to the influenza virus, went into effect at the hospital and Lake Winona, Adith Miller and Roger Metz manors and Senior Living at Watkins on January 31st. Since then, visitors in those areas were limited to immediate family only.
Although visitor limitations have been lifted, healthcare providers at all of the Winona Health facilities continue to advise those who are sick or experiencing any type of influenza-like symptoms to refrain from visiting friends and family.
Patients and family members coming to the clinic for appointments who are coughing, sneezing or seeking care for respiratory symptoms are still encouraged to wear a mask. Masks are available at the hospital and clinic main entrances.