Carilion Clinic began Friday morning restricting visitors to its hospitals as a precautionary measure and as a way to curtain potential transmission of the coronavirus.
-- No one under 18 years old.
-- No visitors for inpatient psychiatric and behavioral health patients due to the communal nature of visiting areas for those units.
-- Adult patients will be limited to one visitor.
-- Pediatric patients will be limited to two visitors.
Visitors with flu-like symptoms – cough, congestion, running nose, fever) must not visit.
Carilion is asking friends and families to connect with patients through Facetime and Skype.