Visitor Monitoring

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information


Noran Clinic is not a testing site for COVID-19, to find a testing site closest to you please visit the MN COVID-19 Response website

Questions about COVID-19?

Please visit the Minnesota Department of Health website for more information or call the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline at 651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website for more information. You can also read the CDC's Steps to Prevent Illness

See easy tips for handwashing from the Minnesota Department of Health.

For Noran Neurological Clinic and Minnesota Diagnostic Center Patients:

We are continuing to see patients in clinic for neurological evaluations, follow up appointments, infusions, MRI, and other procedures. Telemedicine appointments are also available and may be recommended in some instances. With this is mind, we are committed to keeping our clinic a safe and healthy space for those who need to be seen in person.

 

Noran Neurological Clinic and Minnesota Diagnostic Center has instituted several policies for the health and safety of our staff and patients.

  • We are taking precautions to keep you safe in our clinics with additional safety measures, deep cleaning, disinfecting and decontamination protocols.
  • In accordance with CDC recommendations, Noran Clinic is requiring all patients to bring and wear a cloth face covering to their appointment.
  • All clinic patients are screened for symptoms of COVID-19. If any symptoms are present, the appointment will be rescheduled out at least 14 days.
  • A no visitor policy has been implemented, with limited exceptions. Visitors will be asked to wait in their vehicle for the duration of the patient’s appointment.
  • Visitors are only permitted under the following criteria:
    • One parent/legal guardian for patient under the age of 18
    • Legal guardian
    • Interpreter
      - AND - 
    • Must be over the age of 18
    • Cannot have any symptoms of COVID-19
  • All staff with direct patient contact will be wearing a face mask and eye protection.
  • All patients are asked to maintain social distancing when in facility.

For any questions about your appointment, please call 612-879-1500.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation,
Noran Neurological Clinic 
Minnesota Diagnostic Center


How can I help protect myself and others?

There are simple everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses.
These include:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid close contact (at least 3 feet away) with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a flexed elbow or tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Stay home and contact your primary care provider if you develop symptoms, have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, or if you have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19.

 

If you are a patient with Multiple Sclerosis, the following letter has some additional information from the National MS Society: COVID-19 and MS