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CaroMont Regional Medical Center and Courtland Terrace Implement Expanded Visitor Restrictions

03-11-2020

GASTONIA, NC – In conjunction with six other regional health systems, CaroMont Health is expanding visitor restrictions for CaroMont Regional Medical Center, the Birthplace and Courtland Terrace to help control the spread of respiratory illnesses, like Coronavirus (COVID-19), and protect the health of patients and employees.

Beginning today, anyone who is not an immediate family member of a patient will be asked not to visit the hospital, Birthplace or Courtland Terrace. Additionally, those who are sick or those with compromised immune systems are asked to avoid visiting these locations to protect themselves and others. Temporary visitor restrictions for children under the age of 13 remain in effect. Nursing staff and the infection prevention team will work with families who have special circumstances, such as a critically ill or injured family member, on a case-by-case basis.

This decision is accordance with the latest guidance from federal, state and local health officials, and is a collaborative effort among CaroMont Health and six other regional health systems: Atrium Health, Blue Ridge Health, Cone Health, Novant Health, Randolph Health and Wake Forest Baptist Health.

This is a rapidly evolving situation and CaroMont Health will take additional steps to help control the spread of the virus as necessary. If individuals have traveled to areas that are affected by COVID-19 or have been exposed to a person with the virus, they are encouraged to call their healthcare provider before going to an office or clinic. Calling ahead will allow the healthcare providers to offer instructions and guidance for individuals to receive care and minimize exposure of others.

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