Carilion NICU closed to all visitors, including parents, amid coronavirus concerns
ROANOKE, Va. – Carilion Clinic closed its NICU Tuesday, so no one will be permitted to visit Carilion Children’s NICU. Dr. Kimberly Dunsmore, the chair of Carilion Children’s Hospital, said the purpose of the decision is to protect these vulnerable patients from any exposure to the coronavirus. The move is likely to cause anxiety and fear for NICU parents. Carilion Children’s NICU is working with mothers to continue to provide breast milk for their babies through a coordinated drop off program. Labor and delivery patients are allowed one visitor during their stay, including during the birth.