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Area health systems issue reminder about masking and social distancing while visiting medical centers

Several North Carolina health systems are reminding patients and visitors to continue taking precautionary measures that are known to help limit the spread of COVID-19 such as masking and social distancing while visiting hospitals and medical clinics, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. This reminder is in response to the first set of public health recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on March 8 for people who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. These recommendations apply only to non-healthcare settings.

Visitor restrictions are still in place at area health systems, and eligible visitors will still need to complete a routine COVID-19 screening assessment upon arrival.

This is a joint reminder from regional health systems including Atrium Health, Cone Health, Novant Health and Wake Forest Baptist Health.