Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC) is easing some of its visitor restrictions,
initially put in place at the end of March to help protect the safety
of patients and staff from the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Effective Tuesday, June 9th, CVMC will allow one designated support person to visit a patient admitted
to the hospital or to accompany a patient seeking treatment at the hospital.
Visitors are limited to one individual per day, and must abide by the
• Visitors must be age 18 or older.
• All visitors must wear a mask for the duration of their visit. Visitors
are encouraged to bring their own mask.
• Visitors should remain in the designated area (where the patient
is) for the duration of their visit. Cafeteria is not open to the public
at this time.
• For the safety of patients and staff, permitted visitors are strongly
discouraged from switching off with another individual during the duration
of the patient’s stay.
• Patients in isolation or those being treated for COVID-19 may be
subject to stricter visitor limitations.
Eddie Beard, President and CEO of Catawba Valley Health System, said, “As
we increase our capacity to begin performing treatments, procedures and
surgeries that were previously suspended due to COVID-19, we recognize
the importance of re-evaluating our visitor restrictions so that patients
can benefit from the comfort and assistance from a family member or designated
support person. While we must remain diligent in protecting all who work
and are treated at the hospital through social distancing and other safety
processes, we felt the easing of visitor restrictions was now possible
in a responsible manner.”
Others wishing to visit are encouraged to use phone calls and video chats
on personal phones or mobile devices to communicate with loved ones until
these restrictions are relaxed further.
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