Notice from Welia Health about masking and visitor guidelines

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic 27 months ago, Welia Health has taken proper steps to ensure that our patients and staff are safe, such as requiring masking and limiting visitors when necessary. With the current decrease in community transmission rates, Welia Health has made the following changes to masking requirements and visitor guidelines within our facilities.


Masking is no longer required upon entry into our facilities. You may continue to mask if you have a medical condition that puts you or a loved one at high risk, if you feel safer with a mask, or if you are immunocompromised.

We ask that you mask if you:

  • have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 10 days or been exposed to COVID-19.

Signs are posted at all entrances to remind you of these requirements.


We are excited to welcome visitors back to our facilities. We understand the positive influence friends, family and loved ones bring to those staying with us. We are incredibly grateful for your extended grace toward changing visitor requirements throughout the pandemic.

Please note, if you come to our Emergency Department, we will continue limiting those visitors to two per patient.

An exception includes patients staying with us who are COVID-19 positive or under investigation for COVID-19. Visits to those patients will be restricted, allowed only for a sudden decline in medical condition, consultations with a medical team, and/or end-of-life situations.

When visiting Welia Health’s Mora campus, please use the Main entrance (or the Emergency entrance after hours) and see someone at the Welcome Desk, patient registration desk, or the HUC station in the inpatient department. In Pine City and Hinckley, please use the Main entrances.

Thank you

Again, we want to thank you for all your support and grace during the last 27 months.