VCU Health updates visitor policy as COVID-19 cases rise

Posted at 3:19 PM, Dec 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-10 15:19:17-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- As COVID-19 cases continue to rises in Central Virginia, VCU Health is updating its visitor policy at VCU Medical Center.

Effective Monday, December 14, hospitalized non-COVID-19 patients will be allowed only one adult visitor per day, down from two per day under the previous policy.

The new policy includes patients in VCU Medical Center’s Labor & Delivery and Mother Infant Unit. Professional doulas are not included in the visitor count.

Visitation policies for outpatient clinics, emergency departments, pediatric services and cancer services remain unchanged.

These aspects of the inpatient visitation policy will remain the same:

  • Inpatient visitation can occur between 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Entry points for inpatient visitors will be limited to Gateway and Critical Care Hospital entrances. Please bring an I.D.
  • Visitors are required to wear a visitor badge, provided by the information desk, at all times while on site.
  • Visitors must stay in the patient room for the duration of the visit and wear a face mask at all times.
  • For non-COVID-19 patients who are at the end of life: The number of visitors is determined by the patient's care team.
  • COVID-19 positive patients at the end of life are allowed one adult visitor, 18 years of age or older. No other restrictions are in place.
  • Visitor must be screened upon arrival. Visitors are required to wear a face mask and visitor badge at all times while on our premises and need to follow specified visitation hours.

For more information on VCU Health's new policy, click here.