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Atrium relaxes some visitor restrictions

June 14. As more North Carolina businesses open their doors in limited ways, Atrium Health is easing more of the visitation restrictions in place at its facilities. Effective at 5 a.m. Monday, June 15, patients may designate one person to visit them while hospitalized or, if needed, accompany them at Atrium Health care settings. There are exceptions to the policy for patients with certain conditions or who are being treated in environments where high-risk or immunocompromised patients are being treated.


—Hospital visitation times will be daily from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

—Only one designated visitor per patient allowed each day

—Switching visitors during the course of a day will not be allowed o A different visitor may come the next day


—Be at least 18 years of age

—Appropriately wear a mask which completely covers the mouth and nose at all times, except while eating in designated areas.

—Visitors are asked to supply their own masks

—Undergo a health screening with temperature check upon entry to the facility

—Comply with all guidance related to social distancing and any other signage or direction from facility staff

—Remain in the designated areas at all times; they are not permitted to roam the hospital or facility


—Visiting hour restrictions do not apply in maternity settings, nor in emergency departments or urgent care centers

—Surgical patients undergoing an early morning procedure may have one visitor with them even if arriving before 8 a.m.

—Pediatric patients (age under 18) will be allowed two parents/guardians any time of day

—Patients with the following conditions may be allowed more than one visitor, as determined by the treating physician and facility leadership:

—End of life circumstances