Iredell Health System Implements No Visitors Policy Due to COVID-19 Concerns
Iredell Health System announced today that it will no longer allow visitors at Iredell Memorial Hospital and all of its other facilities effective 5 pm Monday. The restrictions are part of the Health System’s efforts to ensure the safety of staff and patients.
The decision to expand visitor restrictions is consistent with other regional healthcare organizations and comes on the heels of Governor Roy Cooper’s announcement of a statewide stay-at-home order that also goes into effect today.
The Health System announced Friday that it would no longer permit visitors in the hospital’s Emergency Department, with exceptions made for end of life situations, patients who are minors, and patients requiring mobility, decision-making or communication assistance. Those same exceptions will be made with the system-wide restrictions. Others who wish to visit are encouraged to use phone calls and video chats on personal phones or mobile devices to communicate with loved ones while the restrictions are in place.
For more information on COVID-19, visit cdc.gov/COVID19.