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Change to NMC’s Patient Visitation Policy

On Friday, April 29, the Community Level for Franklin and Grand Isle Counties changed to “High” as categorized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

NMC’s COVID-19 Visitor Screening and Restriction policy follows the CDC Community Level guidance and when levels are high, no visitors are allowed except for one designated support person allowed per patient at a time. Patients can have a total of two designated support people with them for the duration of their stay.

Please note that masks are still required to be worn in all patient care areas and public spaces at NMC. Visitors will continue to be screened for COVID symptoms upon entry. Visitation of patients with COVID-19 will be postponed until the patient is no longer infectious, regardless of the visitor’s vaccination status.

Exceptions to this policy can be made by clinical unit/department leadership, as appropriate, keeping the safety of our patients, visitors and staff at the forefront of our decision-making.

Should the CDC Community Levels of COVID-19 change, NMC would then follow visitation guidance as outlined in our COVID-19 Restricted Visitor Policy.