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Additional Visitor Restrictions Implemented for Outpatient Clinics
Monday, March 30, 2020 | To help protect patients, family members and health care workers from the spread of COVID-19, effective Tuesday, March 31, no visitors will be allowed in any Wake Forest Baptist Health ambulatory clinic or outpatient ancillary service area with the following exceptions:
- Patients who are minors may be accompanied by 1 healthy family member/guardian.
- Patients who need help with communication, decision-making or mobility may be accompanied by one 1 healthy support person.
- Patients undergoing sedation or invasive procedures may be accompanied by 1 healthy support person.
As previously announced, no visitors are allowed at any of Wake Forest Baptist Health’s inpatient facilities except in certain situations. In critical care areas, no visitors are allowed unless end of life is expected within 48 hours.
Families with special situations in either the outpatient or inpatient setting should contact their care team and attending physician. Learn more
Emergency Department Assessment Tents
Saturday, March 28, 2020 | 2:34 pm
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, along with other hospitals in our health system, is setting up assessment tents outside many of our emergency departments. We are taking this step to adjust our patient care in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
These tents would not be used as COVID-19 testing sites, but rather as assessment sites to allow people to be evaluated without having to enter the emergency department.
Once these tents are in service, patients will be screened for symptoms of viral respiratory illness, and if necessary, receive a secondary evaluation to determine treatment options.
How to Protect Yourself
The virus that causes COVID-19 is spread from person to person. These are tips to help keep you and your family safe:
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Don’t touch your face, including your mouth, eyes or nose.
- Use household cleaning sprays or wipes to clean “high-touch” surfaces at home.
- Clean cell phones regularly with disinfecting wipe.
Additional Respiratory Symptom Clinics Opened
Updated March 27, 2020: To continue to serve people who may be experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness, Wake Forest Baptist Health has opened up ten respiratory symptom clinics across the region.
COVID-19 How You Can Help
As the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop, providers, researchers and staff from across the Wake Forest Baptist Health system are working diligently to provide for you and your family.
Many people have asked how they can best support our system during this challenging time. Given the strain on our resources to address this situation, your support is needed and appreciated.Join the Effort
Listen to the latest BestHealth podcast episodes featuring topics and discussions related to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) from experts at Wake Forest Baptist Health.
Get up-to-date regional information surrounding the virus and advice on how to better protect yourself and your family.
Topics range from dealing with stress eating, anxiety, talking to your kids about COVID-19 and more.