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Vidant Health values family and community presence when loved ones and friends are in the hospital. At the same time, our organization is responsible for protecting patients from being exposed to infectious viruses.

Due to the spread of COVID-19 in eastern North Carolina, Vidant is prohibiting visitors across all hospitals and emergency departments.


To accommodate special circumstances on a case-by-case basis the following areas will allow ONE healthy adult visitor (after an on-site screening*):

  • Maynard Children's Hospital
  • Pediatrics Unit/NICU
  • Maternity and Postpartum Unit (one healthy partner allowed)
  • Palliative Care Unit/End of Life Care

  • Clinics located inside a hospital
  • Discharge pick up
  • Emergency departments
    • Patients requiring assistance only
    • Pediatric patients (parent or caregiver only)

*As a part of our preventative measures during COVID-19, we are validating the temperature of all allowed visitors prior to entry in addition to screening which includes the following questions:

  • Do you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath or any other symptoms of illness?
  • Have you traveled within the last 14 days or been exposed to anyone who is sick?

To prevent the spread of viruses, health experts recommend:

  • Washing hands frequently with soap or hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
  • Not sharing cups or utensils
  • Covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze
  • Social distancing

This precaution will help limit the spread of infections while protecting hospital patients, their loved ones and Vidant team members. These limitations are temporary and will be lifted as soon as safely possible.

VMG clinics restrictions

Effective Monday, March 30, visitors will be prohibited from entering VMG clinics. One exception will be made: for pediatric patients, one parent or caregiver (with completed on-site screening) will be allowed to accompany the patient.

Cancer Clinics and Infusion Centers

Starting Monday, March 30, visitors will be prohibited in all Vidant Health cancer clinics and infusion centers. One visitor may be allowed; this will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, based on patient need. If visitor is allowed, they must pass a screening before entering clinic.

Information about how to share a note with a loved one in the hospital