As of May 6, 2021, NMC has reopened to limited visitation for patients in alignment with State guidelines. We are pleased to be able to take this step, as we know family members and loved ones play a key role in supporting and comforting those who are sick and ill. Still, as we seek to prevent the spread of COVID-19, limitations continue to be necessary.
Effective May 6, 2021, NMC updated our visitation policy to allow one fully-vaccinated visitor per day for each patient (inpatients on the Progressive Care Unit, patients of outpatient services, patients in the Emergency Department, and patients in our employed Provider Practices. This one visitor could be a relative, friend, clergy member, etc. – it is one vaccinated visitor per day per patient. Visitors will need to show proof of vaccination and their visit will be logged. Extenuating circumstances, such as patients at the end of life, will be handled on a case-by-case basis by the care team. We are so pleased to be able to safely accommodate these visitors again.
A necessary individual support person will continue to be allowed access with a patient (regardless of vaccination status) when specifically needed, such as for pediatric patients, expectant mothers, patients with cognitive disabilities, and patients at end of life. This individual will count as the patient’s visitor. By reducing the number of people present in the hospital and other medical facilities, the risk for transmission is reduced and efforts to preserve access to necessary care are strengthened.