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Coronavirus Update: Friday, March 20, 2020

Mar. 20 2020

Lexington Medical Center is joining all South Carolina hospitals to further restrict visitors to protect our patients, staff and community. This change affects Lexington Medical Center, our community medical and urgent care centers and physician practices.

Outside patio in front of Lexington Medical Center building

Beginning at 9:00 a.m., on Friday, March 20, visitors will no longer be allowed in Lexington Medical Center facilities. This restriction includes the Emergency department, all procedure areas and inpatient units.

There are some patient circumstances when Lexington Medical Center will allow one visitor:
• Obstetric patients
• Pediatric patients
• Newborn Nursery and Special Care Nursery patients
• End-of-life events

Newborn nursery inside Lexington Medical Center

Children younger than 18 years of age are not approved as visitors. Additionally, there will be no visitors for patients suspected of or who have tested positive for COVID-19.

In addition, effective Monday, March 23, Lexington Medical Center’s ambulatory surgery centers at Lexington Medical Center Lexington and Lexington Medical Center Irmo will be closed. The Urgent Cares at those locations will remain open.

Lexington Medical Center continues to monitor the latest developments on COVID-19 with multiple local, state and federal agencies. The hospital thanks everyone for their support as clinicians and staff work to keep patients, families and community members safe.

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Disclaimer: This blog is intended for general understanding and education about Lexington Medical Center. Nothing on the blog should be considered or used as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Blog visitors with personal health or medical questions should consult their health care provider.