Novant Health adjusts visitor restrictions as respiratory virus cases decline
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – On March 7 at 7 a.m., all Novant Health facilities will lift flu and RSV-related visitor restrictions that limit visitors under age 13 and were put in place Nov. 15, 2022. All other visitor guidance remains in effect, including mask requirements for all visitors and team members. This decision was made in collaboration with other regional systems, including Atrium Health, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, CaroMont Health, Cone Health and Randolph Health.
Anyone experiencing respiratory virus symptoms is encouraged to help control the spread of the illness by not visiting patients in the hospital. Symptoms include fever, headaches/body aches/pain, cough or sore throat, stuffy or runny nose, chills, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
To reduce the risk of getting the flu, health care systems recommend frequent handwashing with soap or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; not touching eyes, nose or mouth with the hands; and getting an annual flu shot.
Please visit NovantHealth.org/VisitorRestrictions for more information.