Pardee UNC Health COVID-19 update for March 24

Press release from Pardee UNC Health:

Update for Tuesday, March 24, 2020

COVID-19 Cases
As of 11:00 am, March 24, there are no confirmed cases at Pardee UNC Health. The Department of Public Health for each county will share known cases and case counts when those occur.

Patient and Visitor Restrictions at Pardee UNC Health
New, more stringent visitor restrictions for all facilities will go into effect Wed., March 25.
No visitors will be permitted until further notice. Certain exceptions will apply.

Patients under COVID-19 investigation may not have any visitors, unless compassionate care is approved.

Pardee Drive-Thru COVID-19 Screening Site at Blue Ridge Community College
The Pardee Drive-thru COVID-19 Screening Site remains closed until testing kits are available.

Patients experiencing symptoms of cough, shortness of breath and fever greater than 100 degrees F, should continue to call the Pardee COVID-19 Helpline at 828-694-8048 to determine if they meet criteria for screening. If they do, they will be asked to self-quarantine at home until such time as the screening site is reopened.

The Helpline is open from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm daily. Please do not go to an Urgent Care or Emergency Department for testing. Pardee Hospital will not be able to provide testing to non-hospitalized patients.

Additional updates can be found at

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