Statement regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)
March 2, 2020
NNRH is following CDC guidelines and has a plan in place should coronavirus spread to our community.
Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital is committed to providing the highest quality care and ensuring the safety of our patients, employees, providers, volunteers, and visitors. In light of the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we are working closely with the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services to ensure we are prepared with the appropriate plans to detect, protect and respond should anyone in our community contract or be exposed to this virus. We continue to follow all guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Additionally, we are reviewing our facility’s robust emergency operations plan and proactively completing a number of preparation checklists out of an abundance of caution. NNRH has taken the following measures to prepare, in accordance with CDC guidelines:
- Patients in the Emergency Department and inpatient units are screened based on their recent travel history.
- Personal protective equipment is available, including face masks and eye protection, for example.
- Hand hygiene products are easily accessible throughout the facility.
- NNRH is equipped with negative air pressure rooms which can be used to isolate patients exhibiting symptoms of respiratory illness.
Importantly, all of the above are standard operating protocols that are in place year-round to help ensure the health and well-being of everyone who enters our hospital.
We want to assure our community that our providers and clinical teams are well-trained and prepared to manage outbreaks of viruses and infectious diseases, including the coronavirus. For more information, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov.