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Effective Friday, March 20, 2020:

To protect staff and patients from risk of COVID-19, all Cape Fear Valley Health System locations, including hospitals and outpatient clinics, will be closed completely to visitors until further notice with the following exceptions:

  • Labor & Delivery: Laboring mothers may have one support person/coach for the duration of their stay. If the support person/coach leaves the premises for any reason, he or she will not be allowed back into the building.
  • Pediatric patients: A legal minor may have one parent or guardian with them.
  • Patients who need a healthcare decision maker or require communication assistance may have one assistance person with them.
  • End of life patients will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine the appropriate number of visitors.
  • All exceptions will be determined by the hospital.

Even in the above situations, visitors with symptoms of a fever or respiratory illness symptoms, including cough or shortness of breath, should remain home. Hospitals will use discretion and may screen visitors for signs and symptoms of illness.

Brandon Plotnick is a former sports journalist, now living in the digital space with interests all over the musical and pop culture map.