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6.1.20 Gundersen updates Clinic, Surgery, Emergency Services visitor guidelines 

Gundersen updates Clinic, Surgery, Emergency Services visitor guidelines


Patients coming to Gundersen for emergency or urgent care and those who have an appointment will soon be able to bring one person with them.

Effective Monday, June 1, one person, 16 years old or older, may accompany a patient who has an appointment in a Gundersen Clinic, Surgery, Outpatient Surgery Center or Emergency Services location.


Pediatric patients at Gundersen clinic locations will continue to be allowed one person with them. And, as it was updated May 19, adult patients in Gundersen hospitals are allowed one visitor over the age of 18 per 24-hour period.


All patients and visitors will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms when they arrive and must continue to wear a face covering whenever they are in a Gundersen facility.


Visitors who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms will not be permitted to enter any Gundersen facility.


Patients and visitors should not congregate in public areas within Gundersen and are asked to not bring any food or drinks into Gundersen facilities. They may purchase food or beverages in designated Gundersen food establishments.


A reminder that these guidelines are temporary. Gundersen continuously evaluates visitor guidelines and may update them as the COVID-19 response continues to evolve locally, regionally, and nationally.


Visit to read more details about our visitor guidelines and for information on face coverings, social distancing, hand hygiene and much more to help us continue to keep our communities healthy and safe.

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FEMA Extends Grace Period for Flood Insurance Renewal Premiums

FEMA Extends Grace Period for Flood Insurance Renewal Premiums

Release date:

March 29, 2020

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WASHINGTON – FEMA continues to take proactive steps to address the COVID-19 pandemic.  To help serve its National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) customers who may be experiencing financial hardships, the agency is extending the grace period to renew flood insurance policies from 30 to 120 days. This extension applies to NFIP flood insurance policies with an expiration date between February 13-June 15, 2020.

To avoid a lapse in coverage, there is typically a 30-day grace period to renew policies. However, due to the widespread economic disruption arising from this pandemic, FEMA recognizes that flood insurance policyholders may not meet the standard policy renewal deadline.

“FEMA understands the sense of urgency related to financial hardships and wants to be proactive,” said David Maurstad, deputy associate administrator of FEMA’s Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, who oversees the NFIP. “We want to make sure that policyholders don’t have to worry that their policy will lapse during the spring flood season or into the start of hurricane season.  We hope this extension will give policyholders some peace of mind and allow them extra time to renew their policies to ensure they are covered should a flood loss occur.”

For more information about renewing flood insurance policies or resolving an underpayment, policyholders can contact their insurance carriers or call the National Flood Insurance Program Call Center at 1-877-336-2627.



Corey P Snitker


Emergency Management Coordinator

Allamakee County Iowa


877 HWY 9

Waukon, IA 52172

Cell: 563-568-1911

Office: 563-568-4233

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