COVID-19 Visitor's Guide and Weekly Updates
Nemaha County Hospital Masking Guidelines
- Effective October 7, 2022 universal masking is no longer required in times when Transmission Levels are not deemed “HIGH” by the CDC.
- UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS must be followed with every patient. Masking will still be required for anyone, STAFF, VISITOR, PATIENT, etc., who has a suspected or confirmed respiratory illness, any of the COVID-19 symptoms including those with runny nose, cough or sneezing or have had close contact with or a high-risk exposure with someone with COVID-19 in the past 10 days. Employees caring for someone who is severely immunocompromised should continue to mask while providing care. *Reminder if a mask is worn during an encounter with a suspected respiratory illness discard the mask when exiting the room and do not reuse.
- Universal screening (temp/symptoms) is no longer required for employees or visitors. All employees must report any illness to their supervisor. Testing for COVID-19 is still required and will follow the CDC recommendations for healthcare workers. There is new signage posted at entrances and waiting areas to guide patients and visitors.
- All outpatients will be allowed to have two visitors with them. They must stay with the patient the entire time and not be wandering around the facility.
- All inpatients/SNF patients will be allowed to have two visitors per day and they must stay in the room with the patient.
- All emergency patients will be allowed to have two visitors with them but they must stay with the patient and not wander around the facility.
Nemaha County Hospital (NCH) Self Screening Instructions
As of October 7, 2022, if you have any of the following criteria, entrance to Nemaha County Hospital is restricted:
- A positive viral test for SARS-CoV-2
- Symptoms of COVID-19
- Close contact with someone with SARS-CoV-2 infection
If you have any questions during your visit to NCH, please ask any NCH employee.
Nemaha County Hospital CEO Marty Fattig's Weekly COVID-19 Updates
Weekly updates are provided to staff and the community by Nemaha County Hospital CEO, Marty Fattig.