ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Mayo Clinic is allowing more visitors, citing "consistently low" COVID-19 numbers in Rochester.
Two guests per patient are now permitted between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. The clinic made the announcement in a news release on Tuesday.
When COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations surged in mid-November, Mayo Clinic essentially banned all visitors for adult patients with some special exceptions. Mayo later relaxed that policy, allowing one guest per patient.
Visitors to the inpatient setting must be 5 years of age or older. People aged 5 to 17 must go with an adult, according to the release.
Guests can rotate in most areas of the hospital, with the exception being the neonatal intensive care unit, where the two visitors must be consistent and at least 18 years old.
The hospital continues to screen at the doors. Masking and social distancing remain required at all times.