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CRMC updates its visitor policy


To help protect patients, residents and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby recently updated its visitor guidelines.

In the hospital and clinics, only one visitor is allowed per patient. The visitor must always wear a face mask and follow social distancing guidelines. Visitors must use hand sanitizer when entering the facility and entering or exiting the patient room. The visitor must remain in the patient room and only leave to use the restroom or exit the hospital.

Those not following these guidelines will be asked to leave.

The Care Center and Heartwood are allowing outdoor visits with residents. Call the Care Center at 218-546-4371 or Heartwood at 218-545-8500 to make an appointment.

Because of COVID-19 health and safety concerns, the facilities were closed to visitors since March. However, the Minnesota Department of Health recently provided guidance for outdoor visitation with residents.


All visitors are asked to understand the requirements and procedures put in place based on state and federal guidance and work with staff as partners in care giving to abide by them. Visitors should refrain from physical contact with residents and others. Staff will also continue to help connect families and friends with loved ones through alternative means such as telephone, video chat, email or social media.

Visit www.cuyunamed.org or https://www.facebook.com/crosbycares/ for updates.

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at nancy.vogt@pineandlakes.com or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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