COVID-19 Changes to Hours and Visitation

As of April, 2022, NMC reopened patient visitation more widely in alignment with the Vermont Department of Health’s newest guideline. 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.

Hospital hours

We ensure health access for our community 24/7. Our Medical Office Building entrance is open from 7 am – 8 pm on weekdays and, from 8 am to 5 pm on Saturdays and from 9 am to 3 pm on Sundays.

For after-hours access when the Medical Office Building is not open, please enter the hospital through the Emergency Department entrance.

Please see additional information available on our Restored Services page. 

Visitor guidelines

NMC now follow 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.  

Click here for more information about the CDC Community Level guidelines and to see what the current level is anywhere in the country. 

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.