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. 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. 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. 
  • Visitor Policy: A no visitor policy has been implemented, with limited exceptions. Visitors cannot wait or be present in the lobby or with the patient at the appointment. Visitors will be asked to wait in their vehicle for the duration of the patient’s appointment. The visitor exceptions are as follows:

Adult Patients
•    One caregiver/family member accompanying a patient with dementia
•    Interpreter
Pediatric Patients
•    Two parents/legal guardians for physician appointments
•    One parent/legal guardian for diagnostic testing appointments

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.