NNRH Statement on Positive COVID-19 Case
March 19, 2020
Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital is committed to protecting the health and safety of everyone who walks through our doors. We can confirm that we have identified and treated a patient who tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This positive COVID-19 case was confirmed by the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory. The patient is now in self-isolation at home and not currently being treated at our hospital.
We are working closely with the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health as well as the Elko County Health Board. We also continue to follow all guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure the safety of our patients, our staff and all those within our facility.
Our hospital is prepared with the appropriate plans to detect, protect and respond. We have been preparing for the potential of COVID-19 in our community for many weeks, building upon the robust emergency operations plan we have in place year-round.
Additionally, out of an abundance of caution, we are implementing visitor restrictions, moving to a zero-visitor protocol, and limiting entry points to the hospital. Exceptions to this visitor protocol may include pediatric patients, obstetric patients and those receiving end-of-life care. Per CDC guidelines, everyone entering our facility will be screened for respiratory symptoms and travel history
We want to reassure our community that it is safe to come to the hospital should you or your family need care. We stand ready to serve you.
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.