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Local hospitals extend visitor hours and increase number of visitors for certain departments
WARRENTON, Va., April 7, 2021 – Novant Health UVA Health System, an integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient services and medical centers in northern and central Virginia, is expanding visitation guidelines for its three acute care facilities.
Effective Thursday, April 8, visiting hours for approved visitors will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily at Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center, Novant Health UVA Health System Haymarket Medical Center and Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center.
Visitation for COVID-19 positive patients or persons under investigation for COVID-19 remains limited to those meeting specific criteria, such as end-of-life situations, those requiring guardianship and those with other special circumstances. However, policy updates for specific departments are as follows:
Additionally, in accordance with Virginia House Bill 2162, a person with a disability who requires assistance has the right to identify a “designated support person” to accompany them during their admission. If care lasts longer than 24 hours, the patient may designate more than one designated support person.
All previously communicated visitation guidelines remain in place:
As a reminder, all Novant Health UVA Health System visitors should remain with the patient in the facility. If the patient leaves the department for medical imaging, testing or surgery, the visitor should remain in the patient’s assigned room with their mask on or return to their vehicle until the patient returns. Common areas and waiting areas should be avoided, and cafeterias are currently closed to visitors for seated dining.
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