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Published on March 18, 2021

Cone Health Relaxes Visitation Requirements

Lower COVID-19 cases and increasing vaccination numbers prompt the changes in visiting loved ones in the hospital.


Cone Health has updated its visitation policies. Cone Health is expanding the hours people can visit and increasing the number of people who can visit or accompany patients under certain circumstances. Full details are available at

  • Hospital visiting hours are 7 a.m.-8 p.m. (changing from 10 a.m.–8 p.m.)
  • The same two visitors are allowed per patient each day.
  • A mask must always be worn, including in the patient room.
  • Adults needing help due to cognitive or other issues may have someone go with them into emergency department treatment rooms to provide support.
  • Women who suspect they are in labor may have someone with them when they go into the maternity assessment unit at the Women’s & Children’s Center at Moses Cone Hospital.

Patients at End of Life (as determined by their doctor): 

  • Three visitors may be in the patient room and may switch with other visitors.
  • The care team will coordinate the length of the visit with the family.
  • Visits may occur outside of visiting hours.
  • For COVID-19 Positive Patients at End of Life:
    Visitors must comply with the COVID-19 positive visitation requirements. Visitors must wear a mask, not eat or drink in the patient room, not stand in hallways or patient care areas and not visit other areas of the hospital.
  • For Non-COVID-19 Positive Patients at End of Life:
    Visitors must wear a mask, including inside the patient room. Visitors may eat or drink in the patient room and go into other hospital areas, such as the cafeteria, etc. 

Cone Health is committed to the safety, well-being and protection of our patients, staff and community. Cone Health’s current visitation policies and safety precautions, detailed above, are subject to change.