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Area Hospitals Limit Visitation to Avoid Spread of Respiratory Viruses

Area Hospitals Limit Visitation to Avoid Spread of Respiratory Viruses

Health
Randolph Hospital - Stock Photo - Acme News Archive ASHEBORO N.C. - Several local hospitals are limiting visitation in an attempt to limit the spread of respiratory viruses such as RSV and the flu. Citing concerns for the health and wellbeing of the community and the widespread prevalence of respiratory viruses such as RSV and flu among young children, several North Carolina health systems are putting in place policies restricting children 12 and under from visiting patients who are hospitalized. Those restrictions are set to go into effect on Wednesday, Nov. 16th 2022, at 7 a.m., and apply to hospitals that are part of the following health systems in North Carolina: Atrium Health Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist CaroMont Health Cone Health Novant Health Ran...
COVID-19 Vaccines Delivered by Drone

COVID-19 Vaccines Delivered by Drone

Government
Stock Photo by: Prostock-studio / Adobe Stock RALEIGH NC (NC DOT) - Last week, NCDOT and its partners, Atrium Health Wake Forest and UPS Flight Forward, achieved another major milestone in the development of drone technology by completing the first ever drone delivery of COVID-19 vaccines. The short flight took the drone from one portion of the hospital to another. "The launch of this delivery service is going to help bring vaccine access to more North Carolinians," said state Transportation Secretary Eric Boyette. "We're entering a new era, where distance and isolation will soon no longer be barriers to receive potential life saving healthcare." As part of NCDOT’s participation in the Federal Aviation Administration’s BEYOND program, this operation joins a long list of import...