Friday, 13 March 2020 14:06

FirstHealth further extends visitor restrictions

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PINEHURST — Due to the continued spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 and the ongoing high flu activity across North Carolina, FirstHealth of the Carolinas is asking for the community’s cooperation to limit the spread of these viruses.

To protect patients, visitors and staff, FirstHealth has implemented a new policy that allows for only one visitor per patient.  This is in addition to the following precautions when visiting FirstHealth’s four hospitals:

  • Visit immediate family only
  • Please do not allow children under 12 to visit the hospital
  • Do not visit anyone in the hospital if you have come in contact with someone who is known to have COVID-19 or if you are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills or fatigue
  • Remember to wash your hands and cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing to prevent the spread of infections

 Visitor restrictions apply at all FirstHealth hospitals: Moore Regional, Montgomery Memorial, MRH-Richmond and MRH-Hoke. Patients are asked to adhere to the restrictions when visiting any area of the hospital including rehabilitation and outpatient clinics.

FirstHealth is working closely with state and local health departments to monitor the rapidly evolving outbreak of COVID-19.  As the situation changes, additional restrictions could be put into place.