Flu Season Visitor Restrictions Effective December 28, 7 AM
Due to the high numbers of flu an respiratory illness within our region, new temporary visitor restrictions will go into place as of December 28 at 7 AM.
PLEASE DO NOT VISIT if experiencing any respiratory viral illness, COVID, flu, RSV, until fever and symptom-free.
Children 12 and under are not permitted to visit except in extraordinary circumstances.
These restrictions are put into place for the safety of our patients, teammates and visitors.
In the event that a child under the age of 12 does need to visit for a situation such as a dying family member, the Child Visitor Health Screening Form will need to be completed by the attending physician or nursing supervisor.
If the child has 2 or more symptoms, they will not be allowed to visit. Masks must be worn while in the hospital.
Thank you for your understanding.
Everyday: 8 am to 7 pm
ICU: 1 visitor at a time
Med Surg: 1 visitor at a time
Ortho: 1 visitor can spend the night
WEEKEND VISITORS use the Emergency Department entrance at the rear of the hospital.
EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT VISITATION
Visitation as situation allows 1 visitor per patient, 2 for minor child
• Visitation in the ED is not permitted for patients who present with Covid-like symptoms, or have an existing Covid diagnosis.
• General patient visitation is dependent on ED volumes. Family is encouraged to give registration a cell number and wait in your car. You will be contacted by phone with patient updates.
• Minor children admitted to the ED are permitted two parents or guardians to be present.
We are following all CDC Coronavirus safety and healthcare protocols and will place updates on our website at StLukesNC.org, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, or you can call St. Luke's Hospital at 828-894-3311 with questions.