Published on March 20, 2020

Wayne UNC Health Care Enhances Visitor Policy to Include Essential Visitors Only 

In a continued effort to help protect our patients and teammates from the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Wayne UNC Health Care is further updating our hospital visitation policy to restrict visitors effective Saturday, March 21st

Hospital access for visitation will be limited to:

  • Patients under the age of 18 are allowed two guardians for duration of stay.
  • Pregnant women under observation or in labor are allowed one support person for duration of stay.
  • Patients at the end of life.

Visitors with symptoms of a fever or respiratory illness, including cough or shortness of breath, will not be allowed to enter. Wayne UNC will screen visitors for signs and symptoms of illness. 

The patient’s care team and the attending physician will work with families who have special circumstances, such as a critically ill or injured family member, on a case-by-case basis. 

About Wayne UNC Health Care: At Wayne UNC Health Care, our Mission is Patients First. Quality Health Care. Close to Home. Part of the UNC Health Care’s integrated network of primary and specialty providers, clinical programs and hospitals, WUNC’s 1,700 teammates and more than 150 physicians provide comprehensive medical services ranging from cancer care to surgery to women’s health.

For more information, please contact Brittani Schultze-Gardner at 919-731-6297 or

What To Do If You Have COVID-19 Symptoms?

If you are concerned you have been exposed or have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), click the purple Coronavirus Help tab on the bottom of

This will bring up our coronavirus symptom checker that will lead you through some questions to determine if you need medical follow-up. You can also call your primary care provider.

Do not go to your doctor’s office or an urgent care without first determining if further medical screening is necessary.

If you are having difficulty breathing, call 911 or seek immediate treatment.

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