Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information & Resources
To help protect our patients and employees, any individual who is not
an immediate family member of a patient is asked not to visit CaroMont
Regional Medical Center, Birthplace or Courtland Terrace. Visitor restrictions
for those under the age of 13 also remain in place.
If you have traveled outside of the United States in the last 21 days
and have a fever, cough and shortness of breath, please DO NOT go to a
doctor's office, Urgent Care location or Emergency Care location without
first calling to get instructions to receive care. If you have an emergency,
please call 911.
As a valued patient of CaroMont Health, we respect and appreciate the trust
you place in our doctors, nurses and team members. With much information
(and in some cases, misinformation) about Coronavirus|COVID-19 available
online and in the media, we would like to answer a few frequently asked
questions and share tips to help you prepare and protect your family.
What is coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)?
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread
from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus
that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in
How does COVID-19 spread?
The virus that causes COVID-19 probably emerged from an animal source,
but is now spreading from person to person. The virus is thought to spread
mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within
about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person
coughs or sneezes. It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19
by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching
their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought
to be the main way the virus spreads. Learn what is known about the spread
of newly emerged coronaviruses by clicking
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with
- shortness of breath
How can I help protect myself?
People can help protect themselves from respiratory illness with everyday
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- 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.
- If you are sick, to keep from spreading respiratory illness to others,
you should stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
If I think I have contracted or been exposed to COVID-19, what would I do?
If you think you have or have been exposed to COVID-19, you should first
call the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services at 866-462-3821
or your local Department of Health and Human Services.
DO NOT go directly to your doctor's office or an urgent care location without
first calling to alert them to your possible COVID-19 exposure or infection.
They can provide guidance on what steps to take so you receive care but
do not accidentally expose others.
How can I support COVID-19 efforts at CaroMont Health?