Published on March 21, 2020

Duke Health, UNC Health & WakeMed Further Restrict Visitors at Hospitals

March 21, 2020 -- Effective Monday, March 23, Duke Health, UNC Health (UNC Medical Center, UNC REX, Chatham Hospital, UNC Hillsborough and Johnston Health) and WakeMed will add additional restrictions on hospital visitors to protect the health and well-being of patients, visitors and team members due to concerns related to COVID-19.

No visitors will be permitted in the hospitals’ inpatient areas. The additional limitations do not apply to clinics or some outpatient facilities, and include exceptions unique to each hospital system. As previously announced, the exceptions still limit visitors to one per patient. All visitors will be screened for illness.

More information and exceptions are available at:

Duke Health

UNC Health



Media Contacts

Sarah Avery
Duke University Health System

Alan Wolf
UNC Health

Christopher Schmidt