Hospitals in the Carolinas HealthCare and Novant Health systems will end visitor restrictions due to flu at 7 a.m. Tuesday, both organizations announced Monday.
Prompting the move is a decline in the number of flu patients in recent weeks, the systems said. Individuals with flu symptoms – which include fever, coughing, chills and fatigue – still should not visit patients, both organizations said in statements.
The restrictions limited hospital visits by children age 12 and under.
Charlotte-based Carolinas HealthCare and Winston-Salem-based Novant, which both have a large presence in the region, said they are lifting restrictions at the same date and time to avoid public confusion.
Greensboro-based Cone Health in Greensboro and Winston-Salem-based Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center also are ending restrictions at the same time.