Pardee UNC Health Care Eases Visitor Restrictions
New guidelines go into effect Jan. 27, 2021
As the number of COVID-19 cases in the community and hospital have started to trend downward, Pardee is lifting some of the more stringent restrictions for visitors. The new visitor guidelines go into effect Wednesday, Jan. 27.
The following updates have been made to the visitation policy:
- One visitor is allowed for inpatient rooms only.
- One visitor is allowed to deliver patient belongings to PATHS but may not enter the unit.
- One visitor is allowed for Day Surgery and Catherization Laboratory in pre- and post-operatory areas. Visitors will not be allowed to wait in the hospital during the procedure.
- One visitor is allowed for an emergency department patient, but must remain in the room with the patient.
All visitors will be required to complete a health screening upon entry and must wear a mask at all times.
“We applaud the efforts and hard work of our community to follow the 3Ws and stay safe,” said David Ellis, MD, chief medical officer, Pardee UNC Health Care. “We also recognize how important it is for loved ones to be with their families when they are sick or in the hospital.” Ellis adds that the best scientific data at hand currently supports adhering to the 3Ws of wearing a mask, washing your hands, and waiting six feet apart as essential elements in successful efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.