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With the increase in COVID-19 cases and as part of UVA Health’s continued commitment to protect the health of our patients, team members and communities in general, visitors will not be allowed into inpatient units, emergency departments, outpatient clinics and outpatient procedures areas at UVA Prince William Medical Center, UVA Haymarket Medical Center and UVA Culpeper Medical Center, starting at 8:00 p.m. on December 30.
In addition, public spaces – including hospital lobbies, cafeterias and waiting areas – are closed to the public.
UVA Health also continues to encourage all members of the community to receive COVID-19 vaccines and boosters. Booster shots have been shown to increase the effectiveness of vaccines against COVID-19 and the highly contagious variant of omicron. Data shows that a booster increases protection against omicron infections by about 30% to 70% to 75%, makes symptoms much milder, and significantly reduces the risk of serious illness or hospitalization.
EXCEPTIONS TO THE VISITOR POLICY
Limited exceptions for specific patients can be made if the visitor is not COVID-19 positive and not showing symptoms of COVID-19 or other contagious disease. All visitors should be screened before entering the hospital, should always wear a mask, and should stay with the patient at all times.
The exceptions include:
- Pediatric patients and adults requiring guardianship may be accompanied by a designated adult visitor 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout an inpatient admission, emergency department visit or visit. or an outpatient procedure.
- Working mothers can nominate an adult to support them throughout their stay.
- Additional special circumstances determined on a case-by-case basis.
Anyone with questions can call one of the community medical centers before visiting a UVA health facility.
Prince William UVA Medical Center Main Line – 703.369.8000Haymarket UVA Medical Center Main Line – 571.284.1000 Main line of UVA Culpeper medical center – 540.829.4100