Effective March 18, visitors of Watauga Medical Center and Charles A. Cannon, Jr. Memorial Hospital will now have their temperature checked before entering the building.
During their hospital stay, patients can only have one visitor. The visitor may check in and receive a badge. Visiting hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Guidelines for designated visitors are outlined, according to an update on Appalachian Regional Healthcare System’s website:
One designated visitor per patient
No visitors who are sick
Must be 13 or older
No vendors are allowed
Waiting rooms and cafeterias are closed to the public
Medical Offices and Outpatient Clinics:
Only those who are essential to care may come to appointments