COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Response

Update June 10, 2020.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nora’s Home is using all reasonable efforts to protect the health and safety of the transplant patients, their caregivers and the Nora’s Home Staff.  As we navigate our way through this crisis, we continue to implement new safeguards aimed at limiting the risk of exposure to patients, caregivers and staff.

Nora’s Home will be initiating a phased reopening approach effective June 1, 2020 to resume accepting new reservations from post-hospitalization transplant patients and one (1) caregiver.

Both patient and caregiver must provide a documented negative result of an FDA Emergency Use Authorized COVID-19 molecular assay for detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA.  This test must be performed during the 72 hours preceding check-in. Patients and caregivers who receive a negative test result more than 72 hours prior to check-in must be retested within the 72 hour window before checking into Nora’s Home.

If you or your caregiver is having trouble accessing testing, please contact us.  In coordination with your hospital social worker, Nora’s Home will endeavor to assist you in acquiring the testing you need in order to stay with us.

This opening is in response to the resurgence of need for services as Texas Medical Center transplant hospitals have returned to normal operations.

As part of this phased reopening and with dedication to limiting the spread of COVID-19, facility guidelines have been established in compliance with state and local health recommendations.

Some COVID-19 preventative measures include:

  • Capacity limited to 50%
  • Coronavirus screenings for all staff and guests
  • Extensive cleaning and disinfecting of the facility
  • Requirement of masks and social distancing while in common areas
  • New renovations including a protective barrier at the front desk and hand sanitizing stations

Please note that that this is not a comprehensive list of protocols.  Additional house rules designed to ensure the safety of all Nora’s Home guests and staff will be provided to you at time of check-in.

We thank all of our guests for their cooperation.