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
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.