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Nevada hospitals will begin allowing limited visitation again

Posted at 9:41 AM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 12:44:14-04

Members of the Nevada Hospital Association (NHA) will begin resuming limited visitation policies today for non-COVID-19 patients. Friends and family will be able to visit a loved one when hospitalized which can be an important part of the recovery process.


“As we continue to see a decline in COVID-19 patients and move into Phase 2 of Gov. Sisolak’s Nevada United: Roadmap to Recovery, Nevada hospitals are beginning to allow visitors for non-COVID-19 patients with limitations,” Bill M. Welch, president and CEO of the Nevada Hospital Association, said. “Extra safety measures have been put in place to protect patients, visitors and healthcare workers.”

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Additional enhanced safety measures are in place for visitors and will include:

  • Wearing a mask at all times
  • Observing hand hygiene practices
  • Conducting health screenings upon each entry
  • Limiting the number of visitors
  • Limiting visiting hours
  • Implementing strict social distancing protocols

Each NHA member will disseminate communications outlining its policies, and some facilities or health systems may implement additional safety measures. Interested parties should contact the hospital for details of its visitation program.