Rutherford Regional Health System continues to work closely with the local health department and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and is following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure the hospitals and clinics are prepared with the appropriate plans to detect, protect and respond should anyone in the community contract or be exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19).
Below are a number of resources to help educate you and your family on COVID-19. For more information on the virus, please contact the Rutherford County Health Department at 828.287.6100.
(Updated May 24th, 2021)
At Rutherford Regional, our top priority is safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our patients, providers, employees, and community. We continue to closely monitor the prevalence of COVID-19 in our community and follow state and federal guidelines as we adapt our operations to safely care for and support our patients.
The following visitor restrictions have been implemented at our facility.
UPDATED VISITOR RESTRICTIONS
- Our facility is open to pre-screened visitors and guests.
- Access through the main entrance is available between 6 AM - 9 PM (accessible from Hospital Drive )
- Access through Outpatient Services is 6 AM - 5 PM (accessible from Dr. Henry Norris Drive)
- Our dining and vending areas are open. Dining hours are 6:30 AM - 9:30 AM for breakfast and 11 AM – 1:30 PM for lunch.
All designated visitors are required to wear an appropriate mask or face covering. The CDC’s new masking guidance for fully vaccinated people does not apply to healthcare settings. We are continuing to wear masks out of an abundance of caution and to protect our patients and each other.
We continue to screen everyone who enters our facility for symptoms consistent with COVID-19, per CDC guidelines.
Signage is posted around the facility notifying visitors and the community of these restrictions and guidelines.
Until further notice, all health care facilities must perform a health evaluation of all individuals that are not under the care of the facility each time the individual seeks to enter the facility and must deny entry to those individuals who do not meet the evaluation criteria. The evaluation criteria include:
- Symptoms of a respiratory infection such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or sore throat
- Contact in the last 14 days with someone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19
- All individuals entering the facility must wear an appropriate mask or face covering at all times.