UVA Health Updates Masking and Visitation Policies

April 12, 2023 by

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Following updated guidance from UVA Health’s Infection Prevention and Control team, new policies on masking and visitation will go into effect this month at UVA Medical Center and other facilities in the Charlottesville area as well as UVA Health locations in Culpeper and Northern Virginia.

Because UVA Medical Center cares for many patients with compromised immune systems who are at higher risk for COVID-19 or other serious illnesses, there will be some differences in masking policies at University Hospital in Charlottesville compared with other UVA Health locations.

These policies are subject to change based on seasonal circumstances, as well as the prevalence of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses in the communities served. Patients may request their care teams wear masks during treatment and clinic visits where masking is optional. Individuals with symptoms of COVID-19 or other respiratory illnesses will be required to mask at all times, regardless of location.

For a chart summarizing new masking requirements and full details about the visitation policy, go to the UVA Health Newsroom. 

Changes to policies will be effective on the following dates/times:

  • UVA Medical Center, University Hospital, and area clinical facilities’ new policies go into effect at  7 a.m. April 18. 
  • Culpeper and Northern Virginia new policies are effective at 7 a.m. April 10.


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