Temporary Visitor Restrictions at NNRH

March 13, 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 two entrances 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
      • M.O.B. Front (Round) Entrance – Open 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      • M.O.B. Back 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

  • Each patient may have only one (1) visitor.
    • This means only one family member or friend may accompany a patient into the Emergency Room.
    • Additional visitors will not be permitted to stay in the waiting room.

  • Visitors must be above the age of 16.
    • Unfortunately, patients may not bring children with them as visitors to the hospital.

  • Visitors must not be sick.
    • All individuals entering the hospital will be screened for respiratory illness and recent travel history.
    • No one exhibiting symptoms of respiratory illness will be permitted to visit a patient.
    • These symptoms include – but are not limited to – coughing, sore throat, runny nose and fever.
    • Patients under investigation for COVID-19 will not be permitted any visitors.

  • This policy applies to all areas of the hospital.
    • This includes the Emergency Department, Medical-Surgical Unit, ICU, Obstetrics Department, Radiology, etc.
    • This also includes waiting rooms and public areas such as the lobby and cafeteria. These areas will be effectively closed to visitors.

  • This policy is effective immediately.

We apologize for any inconvenience this causes our patients and their families. However, this policy is for the safety of patients, staff and visitors alike.

Thank you for your cooperation.