WVU Medicine Begins Relaxing Visitation Restrictions

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – WVU Medicine has begun relaxing the visitation restrictions that were put into place at its hospitals and clinics as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

   The updated general visitation guidelines include:

      All visitors will be screened and must wear masks at all times. Those who screen positive for COVID-19 will not be permitted to visit.

      Visitors must enter through designated entrances at each clinical site.

      Visitors must obtain, wear, and return a badge upon entering and exiting the building.

      Social distancing requirements must be maintained.

      There will be no visitation for patients under investigation or positive for COVID-19, unless other criteria are met.

      Visitors to inpatients must remain in the patient’s room while on campus. Visitors will not be permitted to travel to common areas, such as the cafeteria or gift shop.

      Visitors accompanying patients in ambulatory, procedural, or ancillary sites must stay in the exam/procedure room or designated area or may be asked to wait in their vehicles to maintain distancing parameters.

    Clinical staff may request that visitors not be present in areas with limited space.

      Local epidemiologic and supply factors can override this policy at any time. 

      For further information for visiting an inpatient or accompanying a patient to an outpatient appointment, call the hospital or clinic prior to arrival. 

     For more information about COVID-19, visit WVUMedicine.org/COVID. For more information about WVU Medicine, visit WVUMedicine.org.