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Prisma Health restricts visitors amid coronavirus concerns

Visitors are no longer allowed in Prisma Health hospitals with limited exceptions.
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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Prisma Health is restricting visitors to protect patients, staff and the community. The change affects Prisma Health hospitals, Emergency Departments and outpatient facilities.

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Beginning at 7 a.m., Friday, March 20, visitors are no longer allowed in Prisma Health hospitals. This includes the Emergency Department, procedure areas and inpatient areas.

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One visitor per patient will be allowed for the following:

  • Pediatrics patients
  • Obstetrics patients
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit patients
  • End of life events

Children less than 18 years of age will not be approved as visitors.

Additionally, there will be no visitors for patients suspected of or who have tested positive for COVID-19.

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