UVA Health Updates Masking, Visitation Policies

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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.

Culpeper and Northern Virginia 

Effective 7:00 a.m. April 10, the following policies will go into effect:



Mask Requirement

Cancer clinics


Dialysis units and clinics


Infusion centers


Neonatal intensive care units


UVA Health Culpeper Medical Center, UVA Health Haymarket Medical Center, UVA Health Prince William Medical Center


Ambulatory clinics and outpatient imaging

(most locations)


Outpatient surgery centers


UVA Health Caton Merchant House



UVA Health hospitals in Culpeper and Northern Virginia also will return to the visitation policies in place before the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Culpeper Medical Center: Inpatients may have up to two visitors at a time during the visitation hours of 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Parents or an adult responsible for the child should accompany any visitors younger than 12. Additional information is available on UVA Health.com.
  • Haymarket Medical Center and Prince William Medical Center: These hospitals generally allow unrestricted visitation 24 hours a day, and strongly encourage visitors to consider the 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. window to support quiet hours for patients. Some limitations may be placed based on factors that include the patient’s condition and their location within the hospital. Visitors younger than 12 must be supervised by an adult while visiting. Additional information is available on UVAHealth.com.

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