MARCH 19, 2020 -- NH+C CEO Steve Underdahl updated the community on many aspects of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in an interview with KYMN Radio on Thursday, March 19.
Listen to the full interview here: https://kymnradio.net/2020/03/19/northfield-hospital-and-clinics-ceo-steve-underdahl-covid-19-update/
MARCH 20, 2020 – Starting Monday, March 23 Northfield Hospital + Clinics will temporarily close its Lakeville Clinic + Urgent Care and Lonsdale Clinic. Clinics in Farmington, Northfield and Faribault will remain open for patients who need to be seen for health issues other than respiratory conditions include COVID-19 (coronavirus).
Patients who need care for chronic conditions or acute situations such as stitches or broken bones will be seen. CALL FIRST to discuss your symptoms. A triage nurse will help determine the best location if you need to be seen.
MARCH 20, 2020 – Northfield Hospital + Clinics no longer allows visitors at Northfield Hospital or any NH+C facility at this time.
NO VISITORS are permitted in any NH+C facility.
This replaces visitor restrictions put in place on March 19 to protect patients and staff from possible exposure to COVID-19 (coronavirus).
MARCH 20, 2020 – Starting Monday, March 23, 2020, Northfield Hospital + Clinics is temporarily closing the Lakeville Clinic + Urgent Care and the Lonsdale Clinic. Clinics in Farmington, Northfield and Faribault Clinics remain open for patients who need to be seen for health issues other than COVID-19 (coronavirus). The Express Care Clinic is also closed.
MARCH 20, 2020 – With COVID-19 now in Rice County, your best protection is to STAY HOME and practice social distancing. This limits your exposure to the virus, and slows its spread in the community.
Slowing the spread of coronavirus is important to keep from overwhelming hospitals and medical teams.
Rice County Public Health was notified late on March 18 by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Rice County. The confirmed case is linked to recent international travel and was seen on an outpatient basis.
MARCH 19, 2020 – Northfield Hospital + Clinics is restricting visitors to protect patients and staff from possible exposure to COVID-19 (coronavirus).
NO VISITORS UNDER 18 are permitted in any NH+C facility.
NO VISITORS are allowed in the Long Term Care Center.
Hospital and clinic patients may have visits only from ONE identified support person:
Minnesotans who are not severely ill should stay home while they recover
MARCH 17, 2020 – Northfield Hospital + Clinics has opened a Temporary Respiratory Clinic to treat all patients in the most effective setting possible.
NH+C will serve patients in this specialized area to determine the best evaluation and treatment plan for their respiratory illness while protecting other clinic patients and staff.
This temporary clinic will serve patients who may have a variety of respiratory conditions.
March 11, 2020 -- Feeling sick? CALL your provider if you:
MARCH 9, 2020 – As testing for COVID-19 (coronavirus) increases, NH+C follows clear guidelines set by Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) for COVID-19 screening and testing.
There are two cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota as of March 8, reports MDH, which tracks testing (updated daily). Eighty people have been tested; 78 tests are negative, as of March 8.