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Published on February 07, 2019

Cone Health Begins Flu Restrictions

Cone Health asks that children 12 and under remain at home unless needing care.


Cone Health joins other regional health networks in restricting visitors age 12 and younger. Effective Friday, Feb. 8, at 7 a.m., children age 12 and younger should not visit people in Cone Health hospitals. This is due to a steady increase in flu cases in our community and in our hospitals.

Restrictions  apply to Alamance Regional Medical Center, Annie Penn Hospital, Cone Health Behavior Health Hospital, The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Wesley Long Hospital and Women’s Hospital. 

Restrictions do not apply to children 12 and younger seeking emergency care or care in a hospital, clinic or doctor’s office. Restrictions can also be lifted by care providers under special circumstances, such as the need to visit a dying family member.

Cone Health is restricting visitors at the same time as Atrium Health, Randolph Health, Novant Health and Wake Forest Baptist Health to help avoid confusion among people visiting health care facilities.

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