Carilion Clinic Implements Hospital Visitor Restrictions
(March 12, 2020) – Carilion Clinic, today, announced it will implement visitor restrictions for all its hospitals out of an abundance of caution. Restrictions will begin at 8 a.m. Friday, March 13.
Carilion’s top priority is the safety and wellbeing of its patients and staff. Visitor restrictions are as follows:
- Main entrances to all Carilion hospitals will remain open. All other entrances will be closed. Here’s a map showing all entrances that will remain open.
- No visitors under the age of 18 will be permitted on site.
- No visitors will be permitted for inpatient psychiatric and behavioral health patients due to the communal nature of the visiting areas on those units.
- Patients will be limited to one visitor, excluding pediatric patients who are able to have up to two visitors (parents or legal guardians).
- Visitors with flu-like symptoms (cough, congestion, runny nose, fever, etc.), must refrain from visiting patients at the hospital.
Further visitor screenings may be implemented as this situation evolves. These restrictions act as social distancing measures, minimizing the spread of germs. Please consider other ways to connect with patients remotely through technologies like Facetime and Skype.
All Carilion hospitals will implement these restrictions starting at 8 a.m., Friday, March 13:
- Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital
- Carilion Giles Community Hospital
- Carilion New River Valley Medical Center
- Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
- Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital
- Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital
- Carilion Tazewell Community Hospital
As the situation evolves, Carilion continues to monitor potential needs and considerations for additional restrictions. To stay updated on Carilion’s coronavirus response, go to CarilionClinic.org/coronavirus.