COVID-19 Changes to Hours and Visitation

As of May 24, 2021, 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

Overview of Key Components:  

  • Patients are allowed to have as many fully vaccinated visitors as can safely be accommodated by the care environment. IMPORTANT NOTE: Some clinics/locations have stricter limits on visitation in order to maintain social distancing and patient safety.
  • Patients can have one unvaccinated support person with them if they have communication needs, cognitive impairment, disability, require assistance to acquire care, or if that patient identifies a person as a support person.  
  • Pediatric patients can have one unvaccinated parent, guardian, or support person visit or accompany them. These unvaccinated visitors/supports may alternate their visitation of the pediatric patient as appropriate.  
  • Same-day surgery patients can have one unvaccinated visitor/support person escort them.  

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.

Please see additional information available on our Restored Services page.