Visitor Restrictions

Our top priority is keeping our patients, staff and community safe and healthy. It is vital for us to carefully monitor admittance into our facilities. Thank you for your understanding and assistance as we work to ensure a healthy environment for our patients and staff.

  • All visitors and patients will continue to be screened upon entering our facilities.
  • Visiting hours are from 7 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Please put on a mask prior to entering our facilities- whenever possible. Once wearing the mask– it should remain on and not be removed while in the facility.
  • Visitors should not have symptoms of a respiratory infection such as a cough, shortness of breath or fever.
  • No visitors under the age of 18.
  • Exceptions may be made by clinical administration for critical illness or end of life situations.
  • At this time, we are not allowing overnight visitors, with exceptions for OB birthing partner, end of life scenarios and pediatric patients. Visitors that do not fall within these exceptions may reach out to the Sunshine Hospitality Home at 701.732.7900 or sunshine@altru.org if in need of overnight accommodations.


One Designated Visitor Allowed:

  • Dialysis Units
  • Inpatient Behavioral Health

Two Designated Visitors Allowed:

  • Emergency Department
  • Procedural Departments (visitor must safely distance and remain in waiting room)
  • General Inpatient Units 
  • Clinic Appointments
  • Family Birthing

Visitor restrictions remain the same for the areas listed below:

No Visitors Allowed:

  • COVID-19 Positive Patients (including COVID-19 rule out patients)

Two Designated Visitors, only 1 visitor at a time:

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Critically ill patients

Two Visitors Allowed at a Time, No Designated Amount*

  • Patients receiving End of Life Care or Comfort Cares

*Visitors of end of life or comfort cares patients with Covid-19 must follow all protective measures laid out by staff

If you have been COVID-19 positive or suspected positive, we ask that you have been quarantined for 14 days and are symptom-free for 72 hours before entering Altru facilities.