New visitor restrictions effective Monday, March 8, 2021
With COVID-19 cases continuing to decline in Southwest Virginia, we are pleased to ease our visitation policy, while still prioritizing the safety of our patients, physicians, and colleagues.
Effective Monday, March 8, all patients will be allowed two visitors per day, which may include two visitors at the same time.
- Patients are limited to two (2) adult visitors (age 16+) during daylight hours.
- Laboring mothers are allowed two (2) adult visitors (age 16+) for the duration her labor and one (1) adult visitor overnight.
- Pediatric patients will be allowed two (2) adult visitors during the day and two legal guardians overnight.
- COVID-19 patients are not allowed visitors for the safety of the patient and visitors.
Exception may be made for extenuating circumstances such as patients at end of life and other case-by case situations which must be approved by the nursing supervisor.
Visitors will be asked to refrain from visiting and utilize alternative methods of communication with patients who are under observation or test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
Hospital staff will pre-screen all visitors (using standard pre-screening questions). All visitors will be required to wear a mask, an identifying armband indicating they have been screened, and perform appropriate hand hygiene throughout their visit.
Thank you for your cooperation with these restrictions as we work together to end this pandemic.
Circumstances may allow for specific exceptions to any visitation restrictions described on this webpage. Those circumstances include religious visitation as well as a designated support person for a patient with a disability to provide assistance with communication or other necessary components of the patient’s treatment. All persons entering under an exception remain subject to appropriate infection control protocols.