Central Carolina Hospital Re-Implements Zero Visitor Policy
August 25, 2021
Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases and the increased rate of transmission in Lee County, Central Carolina Hospital (CCH) is reimplementing a zero-visitor policy, effective Thursday, August 26. Some exceptions do apply including labor and delivery and end of life care.
Until further notice, no visitors will be allowed except for the following limited exceptions:
- Pediatrics/Labor and Delivery: One WELL visitor that has been screened per patient. When possible, the designated visitor should remain the same for the course of admission.
- End of Life Care: WELL visitor permissions at the discretion of our care teams.
- Additional exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.
Patients at CCH for Outpatient Surgery or the Outpatient Clinic will be able to have one WELL visitor. This exception will allow the visitor to be screened alongside the patient prior to entering the clinic and accompany the patient to facilitate care for a procedure, treatment, or same-day surgery.
Visitors are not permitted in the Emergency Department or the Emergency Department lobby and waiting room. One WELL visitor that has been screened may accompany pediatric patients in the Emergency Department.
“We understand these new restrictions may be difficult for many in our community and we apologize for any inconvenience they may cause, but we feel these protective measures are necessary for the health and safety of our patients and team,” said Spencer Thomas, CEO at Central Carolina Hospital (CCH). “Our team, along with our community partners, are monitoring COVID-19 closely, and we will reassess and adjust the visitor policy as the number of positive cases subsides locally and we feel it’s safe and appropriate to do so.”