Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

COVID Statistics Dashboard
Updated October 15, 2021 (Dashboard updated weekly on Fridays)  
Total number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized to date:748
Total Discharges to date (include transfers, exclude deaths):641
Average number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized this week:9

Do not ignore your symptoms. Seek care when you need it. Ignoring health problems can lead to serious complications. At Columbus Regional, our hospital and clinics can treat you while keeping you safe from COVID-19.

Precautions CRHS is taking to keep you safe include:

  • Health screening of anyone entering a CRHS facility
  • Extensive cleaning and disinfecting protocols
  • Using appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Separating areas for COVID-19 patients and non-COVID-19 patients

The health of our community is a top priority.  When discussing the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), It is important to be educated on how to stay healthy and where to find key information.

  • How can I protect myself and my family: It is stressed that people continue taking common-sense steps that would normally be taken to avoid a virus, such as the flu.  All should make sure they are washing their hands frequently, covering their mouths when they sneeze or cough, and stay home when sick.
  • Experiencing Corona Virus Symptoms? Take the free Covid-19 Risk Assessment.
  • Testing (Must Have an Appointment)
    • Monday: 8 AM-12 PM
    • Wednesday: 8 AM-12 PM
    • Friday: 8 AM-12 PM
    • For an appointment: call 910-642-1570, Monday-Friday from 8 AM-3 PM
  • Additional resources: There are many helpful resources available, some of which are linked below.

Covid Related News & Announcements

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Columbus Regional Updates Temporary Visitation Policy

Columbus Regional Updates Temporary Visitation Policy

Over the last few weeks Columbus County has experienced a rapid increase in positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Due to increasing COVID-19 cases, the percentage of positive cases, and in light of Columbus County being in the “Red/Critical” County status, we are, once again, implementing additional temporary visitor restrictions. This ...
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CRHS Visitation Policy Updated

CRHS Visitation Policy Updated

Policy Summary Statement  Columbus Regional Healthcare System, Inc., believes the support of family and friends is therapeutically beneficial to our patients as well as provides the proper medical environment for patient’s visitors and staff.   Our intent is to ensure that all visitors enjoy full and equal visitation privileges consistent with ...
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Vaccine Hotline Opens Wednesday, March 3rd at 9am

Vaccine Hotline Opens Wednesday, March 3rd at 9am

For community members: Age 65+ Healthcare Workers And all Group 3 Essential Workers: Child Care/Pre-K-12 To make an appointment call 910-642-1554 on Wednesday, March 3rd starting at 9am ...
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Community Vaccination Clinic Scheduled for Friday, 2/19 POSTPONED

Community Vaccination Clinic Scheduled for Friday, 2/19 POSTPONED

The Community Vaccination Clinic scheduled for Friday, 2/19, has been POSTPONED! Shipping delays, due to bad weather, have slowed down the delivery of the vaccines. Everyone who was scheduled WILL BE called to reschedule their appointment as soon as we receive the vaccine. We apologize for the inconvenience, but know-your ...
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Columbus Regional’s Next Community Vaccination Clinics

Columbus Regional’s Next Community Vaccination Clinics

Columbus Regional Healthcare System is excited to announce our next Community Vaccination Clinics for people 65 and older and Healthcare Workers. These clinics will be: Thursday, Feb. 11th 8am-12pm Friday, Feb. 12th 10am-2pm We have a limited supply of the Moderna vaccine. Therefore, the COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline will be reopened ...
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Columbus Regional To Begin Community Vaccinations

Columbus Regional To Begin Community Vaccinations

Columbus Regional Healthcare System is excited to announce we are establishing a Vaccination Clinic for people 65 and older. We have a limited supply of the Moderna vaccine. Therefore, we will open a COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline to make appointments. Once all appointments have been made for the amount of vaccine ...
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CRHS Health Talks: The Facts on the COVID-19 Vaccine

CRHS Health Talks: The Facts on the COVID-19 Vaccine

There is so much misinformation going around social media regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine. Get the facts from Chief Medical Officer Sam Wheatley, MD, and Chief Executive Officer John Young ...
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Questions About the Highly Anticipated COVID-19 Vaccine? Here's What We Know

Questions About the Highly Anticipated COVID-19 Vaccine? Here’s What We Know

We may not have an approved vaccine for COVID-19 just yet, but people are already starting to ask questions about what to expect once we have an effective vaccine available. Here, we answer some of the more frequently asked questions about the importance of the vaccine, if it’s safe, how ...
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A Holiday Safety Message from CRHS CEO John Young

A Holiday Safety Message from CRHS CEO John Young

We need your help to stop the spread of COVID this holiday season to make sure our hospital has the capacity to take care of everyone infected. Do your part by wearing a mask, washing your hands, and staying socially distanced. #MaskUpColumbus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GhWWXALL_k ...
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Columbus Regional Releases Interim Guidance for Thanksgiving

Columbus Regional Releases Interim Guidance for Thanksgiving

Any scenario in which many people gather together poses a risk for COVID-19 transmission. This guidance is intended for people celebrating Thanksgiving outlining lower and moderate risk activities, as well as the higher risk activities that should be avoided to keep our communities safe. Decreasing risk during the holidays: The ...
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Video Interview with CEO John Young

Video Interview with CEO John Young

CEO John Young speaks with Justin Smith of the News Reporter with the latest updates on how the hospital is handling the Covid-19 ...
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Columbus County COVID-19 death rate is more than double the North Carolina state average.

Columbus County COVID-19 death rate is more than double the North Carolina state average.

Columbus County has one of the highest COVID-19 rates in southeastern North Carolina. The Columbus County COVID-19 death rate is more than double the North Carolina state average. Columbus County has one of the highest COVID-19 rates in southeastern North Carolina. PLEASE take these steps to stop the spread of ...
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Drive Through Test

Columbus Regional Announces Opening of Drive-through COVID-19 Testing

WHITEVILLE, NC – Starting Wednesday, April 29, 2020, Columbus Regional Healthcare System will be offering a drive-through option for COVID-19 testing. Testing will take place at the main circle entrance to the hospital. The hours will be Monday through Friday, 7 AM to 12 PM and 5 PM to 9 ...
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In This Together

by: John Young As our community continues to see the number of COVID-19 cases increase, I want to take this time to reassure you. Columbus Regional Healthcare System is here for you, as you are here for us. The safety and wellbeing of our community and CRHS family is our ...
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Columbus Regional Notified of First COVID-19 Case at Hospital

Columbus Regional Notified of First COVID-19 Case at Hospital

Columbus Regional Healthcare System has been notified of its first confirmed case of COVID-19. The individual required a short hospital stay at Columbus Regional but is now at home in isolation. Columbus Regional has worked with the Columbus County Health Department and continues to follow the Center for Disease Control ...
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Columbus Regional Updates Temporary Visitation Policy

Columbus Regional Updates Temporary Visitation Policy

In order to protect patients, their families, and healthcare workers from the spread of COVID-19, Columbus Regional Healthcare System is implementing additional temporary visitor restrictions. Effective Sunday, March 22, 2020, patient visitors will be permitted only in the following limited circumstances: Patients who are at the end of life Minor ...
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Columbus Regional Updates in Response to COVID-19

Columbus Regional Updates in Response to COVID-19

As Columbus Regional Healthcare System continues to monitor and respond to COVID-19, the safety of our patient, teammates, and our community is the top priority. Following current guidance of national and state health leaders, and in an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Columbus Regional is implementing the ...
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