Essentia Health has announced a change to the visitor policy at Lincoln Park Senior Apartments, Winchester Senior Apartments and Lincoln Park Assisted Living, all in Detroit Lakes, effective immediately. Indoor visitation is now allowed during visiting hours, following requirements set by the Minnesota Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This change does not apply to Essentia Health Oak Crossing.

Visitors to these buildings need to be screened for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. This screening will be done at the Oak Crossing entrance during visitor hours.

Visitors must arrive wearing a face mask and will be provided with eye protection. Visitors will also need to practice hand hygiene, must limit movement within the facility and must socially distance from others while in the facility. Staff will be monitoring visitors and working to correct breaches of the safety or infection control policies.

Visitation has been limited since March 12 because of COVID-19. Recently, MDH outlined when facilities may increase the amount of visitation and activities in long-term care facilities. Restrictions can be adjusted while maintaining high standards for COVID-19 safety for residents, staff and visitors.

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Because visitation may be restricted at any time and may be different among the various facilities in the community, Essentia encourages visitors to check the current visitation policy for the facility, by calling the visitation line at 218-314-7599 or visiting www.EssentiaHealth.org/seniorvisits.