Beginning Thursday, Aug. 12, UVA Health will limit visitation hours for inpatients and patients at the Transitional Care Hospital due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in the community.
Patients in these areas may have two visitors at the bedside between 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Other visitors may wait in lounges, lobbies and other public spaces at UVA Health.
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.
Visitation policies remain the same in these areas:
- Procedural areas: Patients may have two visitors.
- Emergency Department: Patients may have two visitors.
- Outpatient clinics: Patients may have one visitor.
- Will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms 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 12 or older.
Anyone with questions is asked to call ahead to 434.924.0000 or visit uvahealth.com/services/covid19-visiting-restrictions.