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Published on December 02, 2015

NICU Visitor Restrictions in Place at Altru Health System

Grand Forks, ND – To prevent the spread of cold and flu germs to our tiniest patients, Altru Health System has put into place visitor restrictions for its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), effective immediately. Please be aware of the following:

  • Parents of any age who are feeling well may visit anytime.
  • Persons younger than 18 years should not visit at this time.
  • Persons ill with any of the following must not visit until symptoms are gone and after checking with a nurse:
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Sore throat
    • Respiratory illness
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • Rash
    • Eye infection
  • Visitors who feel well but are living with someone ill with respiratory symptoms should delay visiting. 

For additional information about Altru’s NICU, please visit

 About Altru Health System

Altru Health System is a community-owned, integrated system with an acute care hospital, a specialty hospital, more than a dozen clinics in Grand Forks and the region, a large home care network, and a congregate living facility. It employs more than 200 physicians and 4,000 staff and has an annual net operating revenue of more than $475 million.  As the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Altru’s providers have access to clinically integrated tools extending Mayo Clinic’s knowledge and expertise to patients.