Part of CMC ER roped off, officials say patient being tested
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
A corridor of Carolinas Medical Center – Main’s Emergency Room was roped off on the first floor, near the entrance Wednesday.
A security guard was posted outside, to prevent anyone from crossing the line.
A CMC spokesperson released the following statement around noon Wednesday:
“Late last evening, a patient arrived at Carolinas Medical Center Emergency Department after visiting a country known for high risk of infectious diseases. We took all appropriate infection control measures to protect patients, staff, and visitors. After consulting with the Centers for Disease Control and NC Department of Health and Human Services, it appears the risk for communicable disease is low. No further testing is needed and the patient will be sent home. The Emergency Department at Carolinas Medical Center remains open and operating normally.”
CMC officials said earlier Wednesday that a patient was being tested, but a spokesman would not specify what for.
The issue at CMC was not impacting Medic services, according to officials.