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Change to NMC’s Patient Visitation Policy

Effective April 4, 2022, NMC will be lifting special restrictions on patient visitation and returning to a more typical approach, as outlined in our Patient Visitation: Rights and Management policy. The change follows federal guidance about COVID-19 restrictions during this phase of the pandemic.  

NMC’s approach to visitation and other restrictions will be based on the Community Level risk defined by the CDC. Currently, the Community Level risk is low in our area, which means that it is possible to allow multiple visitors so long as the space allows for proper physical distancing.  

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.