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Hospitals adjust visitor restrictions

Masks are still required at hospitals.

March 7. Today at 7 am, all Novant Health and Atrium Health facilities will lift flu and RSV-related visitor restrictions that limit visitors under age 13.

The restrictions  were put in place Nov. 15, 2022. All other visitor guidance remains in effect, including mask requirements for all visitors and team members.

Anyone experiencing respiratory virus symptoms is encouraged to help control the spread of the illness by not visiting patients in the hospital. Symptoms include fever, headaches/body aches/pain, cough or sore throat, stuffy or runny nose, chills, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

To reduce the risk of getting the flu, health care systems recommend frequent hand-washing with soap or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; not touching eyes, nose or mouth with the hands; and getting an annual flu shot.