RICHMOND, Va. -- VCU Health has instituted a temporary no-visitor policy. The new policy, in reaction to COVID-19, went into effect on Friday, March 27.
"We understand the important role that family and friends play in healing and recovery, and we know that this is an exceptionally stressful time for all involved. While our care for patients has always included welcoming visitors, we’ve made the necessary decision to temporarily restrict all visitation at VCU Health hospitals and clinics so we may keep our patients, doctors, nurses and staff — and our visitors — safe during COVID-19," VCU Health posted online.
The hospital also posted the follow FAQ:
What does this mean?
For inpatients: We are suspending all in-person visits to hospitalized patients (inpatients) for the duration of the pandemic.
For outpatients: For those with appointments, we are instituting the following temporary outpatient appointment policy:
VCU Health said it was working to make sure patients had iPads and phones so families could stay in touch with loved ones.