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

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. All staff with direct patient contact will be wearing a face mask and eye protection.
     
  • Mask Policy: In accordance with current health guidelines for medical settings, Noran Clinic is continuing to require all patients bring and wear a face mask to their appointment, regardless of vaccination status. Please note: bandanas, neck gaiters, face shields, and vented N95 masks are not appropriate to be used alone as masks and a medical mask will be provided to wear instead or in addition, as appropriate. The only exception to our face mask policy is for children under the age of two. Mask should be worn over the nose and mouth at all times while in clinic.
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  • Screening: We are screening for COVID at check in.
     
    • Have you been tested for COVID-19 in the past 10 days due to experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or known exposure to a COVID-19 positive person? If yes, are the results pending or positive?
    • Are you currently experiencing any flu-like symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, congestion, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat or new loss of taste or smell?
    • Have you had close contact with someone who has a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in the past 10 days?
       

If you answer YES to any of the 3 questions, for the health and safety of other patients and our staff members, we kindly ask that you leave the building immediately and return home. You should contact your Primary Care Provider after you return home.

To reschedule your appointment please call 612-879-1500. Your appointment will be scheduled out a minimum of 10 days without penalty.

  • Visitor Policy: A one visitor policy has been implemented. Additional visitors will be asked to wait in their vehicles, or outside of the building.
    The only exception is two parents/guardians accompanying pediatric patients.

The requirements for visitors to Noran Clinic are as follows:
•    Must be over the age of 18
•    Cannot have any symptoms of or recent exposures to COVID-19

All patients and visitors are asked to maintain social distancing when in a Noran Clinic 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.

Vaccine Guidance: Patients with MS

Please see our MS Patient Guidance: COVID-19 Vaccine page for information on the COVID-19 vaccine for people living with Multiple Sclerosis.