VCU tightens visitation policy

Published 2:13 pm Saturday, January 16, 2021

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As COVID-19 cases increase across Central Virginia, VCU Health is updating its visitation policy at VCU Medical Center to further protect patients, visitors and health care workers.

All in-person visits to hospitalized adult patients have been suspended. This temporary, full visitor restriction policy is designed to keep team members, patients and the community safe.

Exceptions include:

• Labor and delivery and mother and infant units — One adult support person is permitted per patient for the duration of the patient’s hospital stay. Professional doulas are permitted and are not included in the visitor count.

• Pediatric patients in all units — Two adult visitors, 18 years or older, are permitted per patient. Only one visitor can stay overnight.

• Patients at the end of life — The number of visitors will be determined by the patient’s care team.