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May 28, 2021

Additional Visitation at UVA Health Facilities Beginning June 1

Beginning Tuesday, June 1, UVA Health will permit additional visitation to its inpatient units, emergency department, outpatient clinics and procedural areas. 

All visitors:

  • Will be screened for COVID-19 and must be symptom-free and COVID-19 negative before entering UVA Health facilities. 
  • Must wear a mask at all times, including at patients’ bedsides.
  • Must be 18 or older.

The updated policies:

  • Inpatient units: Patients may have two visitors at the bedside. One designated Care Partner may stay in the room overnight.
  • Procedural areas: Patients may have two visitors. 
  • Emergency Department: Patients may have two visitors. 
  • Outpatient clinics: Patients may have one visitor. 
  • Transitional Care Hospital: Patients may have two visitors at the bedside between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. One designated Care Partner may stay in the room overnight.

There are some exceptions to these visitation policies, including:

  • Patients at the end of life: Two visitors may visit 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 
  • Mothers in labor: Two visitors may visit 24 hours a day, seven days a week.    
  • Clergy visiting inpatients: Clergy may be an additional visitor over the limit of two visitors.
  • Patients under investigation for COVID-19, or COVID-19-positive patients: Visitors will not be permitted except for patients at the end of life; for pediatric patients; or if necessary for the safety or well-being of a patient with cognitive, behavioral or other special needs.

Questions?

Anyone with questions is asked to call ahead to 434.924.0000.

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