Wake Forest Baptist Health, along with six other regional health systems, is expanding visitor restrictions and asking those who are not immediate family members to avoid visiting patients unless absolutely necessary – even if visitors are healthy and regardless of their age. Existing visitor restrictions for children age 12 and under that were previously implemented to help control the spread of flu remain in effect.
The health system is taking these additional measures to help control the spread of respiratory illnesses such as COVID-19 and to protect the health of our patients, their loved ones and our staff.
Nursing staff and the infection prevention team will work with families who have special circumstances, such as a critically ill or injured family member, on a case-by-case basis.
The restrictions apply to all Wake Forest Baptist inpatient locations:
- Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
- Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center
- Wake Forest Baptist Health – High Point Medical Center
- Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center
- Wake Forest Baptist Health – Wilkes Medical Center
This is a rapidly evolving situation and Wake Forest Baptist will take additional steps to help control the spread of the virus as necessary.
We encourage visitors to utilize other forms of support, such as phone calls or video chats on personal phones or mobile devices.
The decision to expand these visitor restrictions is a collaborative effort among Wake Forest Baptist Health and six other regional health systems: Atrium Health, Blue Ridge Health, CaroMont Health, Cone Health, Novant Health and Randolph Health.