FEBRUARY 23, 2022 – Northfield Hospital + Clinics is allowing some visitors under age 18 as part of adjusting its COVID restrictions. This expansion may be reversed if there is an increase in positive COVID cases.
Visitors of any age with any COVID-19 symptom are not allowed.
Hospital patients may have two visitors at a time. It does not have to be the same two visitors for the whole hospital stay. Visitors under age 18 are allowed if they are able to be masked at all times. Visitors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
JANUARY 14, 2022 – Northfield Hospital + Clinics has tightened visitor restrictions as cases of COVID-19 increase dramatically, driven by the highly contagious omicron variant.
JANUARY 13, 2022 – COVID-19 testing is key to managing the spread of Omicron. A test can tell if you’re infectious even if you don’t have symptoms – so you can take precautions right away and protect others.
Omicron is spreading so fast that the need for COVID tests is skyrocketing. You have several options.
Please do NOT come to the Emergency Department for a COVID test unless you have severe symptoms: trouble breathing, very high fever, pain in chest or belly, severe vomiting or dehydration.
JANUARY 6, 2022 -- The highly contagious omicron variant of COVID-19 is spreading widely in Minnesota. COVID-19 testing can tell you if you’re infectious, and prevent you from unknowingly spreading virus to others even if you don’t have symptoms.
DECEMBER 3, 2021 – A case of omicron variant of COVID-19 in Minnesota was confirmed this week. Early reports say that omicron is highly contagious, maybe even more than the delta variant that’s now widespread across the U.S.
NH+C will review medical information on omicron as that information evolves. We follow guidance from CDC, Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in our safety procedures and our recommendations to patients and the community about COVID-19.
NOVEMBER 30, 2021 – Northfield Hospital + Clinics is adding an Urgent Care clinic in Northfield, with walk-in care for illness and injuries. Walk in with a problem, walk out with a plan.
The new Northfield Hospital + Clinics Urgent Care Northfield is on track to open in early February 2022, at 2014 Jefferson Road, along Highway 3 at Heritage Drive. It’s convenient care on the south end of town.
Urgent Care Northfield will have evening + weekend hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, plus weekends from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
OCTOBER 25, 2021 – The CDC expanded eligibility for COVID-19 booster shots to include people who got Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines – in addition to Pfizer vaccine.
NH+C is expanding its waitlist for booster shots to include Moderna and Johnson & Johnson for eligible individuals. Join the Vaccine Booster waitlist
CDC recommends that individuals who got Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine get a booster shot if they are:
OCTOBER 13, 2021 -- Express Care Clinic will close temporarily starting October 18.
NH+C is consolidating resources to better serve patients and staff, using centralized clinic locations to meet high demand efficiently.
SEPTEMBER 2, 2021 – The EMS staff of Northfield Hospital + Clinics are getting a new uniform – after 25 years in the same shirt.
Emergency Medical Services staff will now wear a grey polo shirt with the word “MEDIC” on the back and NH+C’s EMS logo on the front. This replaces the light-blue button-down shirt that has been EMS’ uniform since 1996.
The new uniform makes it easy to identify EMS staff as medical care providers among other first responders. That’s especially helpful at an emergency scene where first responders from multiple agencies are working side by side.