Hospital Visitors Not Permitted Until Further Notice

March 20, 2020

At NNRH, the health and safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. In light of the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we have taken the following measures out of an abundance of caution.         

REDUCED ENTRY POINTS

  • Only two entrances to the Hospital and one entrance to the Medical Office Building will remain open.
    • Side doors will be closed and locked. Please use one of the following entrances:
      • NNRH Main Entrance – Open 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • NNRH Emergency Department – Open 24 Hours
      • Medical Office Building Front (Roundabout) Entrance – Open 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

SCREENINGS UPON ENTRY

  • Every individual who enters the Hospital will be asked screening questions for respiratory illness and recent travel history.

VISITOR RESTRICTIONS

  • Effective at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 19th, patients in the hospital may no longer receive visitors.
    • No visitors will be permitted to accompany a patient into the Emergency Department or the ED waiting room.
    • No visitors will be permitted to accompany an out-patient to the Lab or Radiology.
    • No visitors will be permitted on the second floor to see patients in the Medical-Surgical Unit.
  • Exceptions to this policy may include the following:
    • Obstetrics Patients – Expectant mothers may have one (1) visitor accompany them for the duration of their stay in the hospital.
    • Pediatric Patients – Patients under the age of 18 may have one (1) visitor accompany them for the duration of their stay in the hospital.
    • Patients Receiving End-of-Life Care – Allowances will be made for a limited number of family members to visit patients who are dying.
    • Patients with Unique Situations or Special Needs – Allowances will be made for those patients who rely on a full-time caregiver.
  • The special visitors listed above must all pass a wellness screening.
    • These visitors will be screened along with hospital staff every time they enter the facility.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this policy causes our patients and their families. However, these precautions are being taken for the safety of our  patients and staff alike.

Thank you for your cooperation.

For more information on what NNRH is doing to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus, please visit our COVID-19 Preparedness Page.

For the latest udates on COVID-19, please visit www.CDC.gov.