Visiting a Patient
Last updated May 7, 2020
At Sentara, the safety of our team members and patients is our highest priority. However, we recognize that there are times when having a visitor or family member present is vital.
NOTE: The following visitor policies took effect on Thursday, May 7 at noon. This applies to most Sentara hospitals, including all levels of care and the Emergency Department.
- All non-COVID-19 patients and patients who are not under investigation for COVID-19 may have one visitor.
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and end-of-life patients may have two visitors.
Please note that certain Sentara hospitals may have additional visitor guidelines, so we recommend checking with the facility before planning a visit.
All visitors will be screened and have their temperatures taken by a no-touch device before entering the building and will be required to wear a mask. Sentara will provide a community-made mask to visitors who do not have their own.
Sentara is taking all necessary precautions to keep our hospitals safe and clean. You can expect all areas of our hospitals to be carefully cleaned and disinfected on an ongoing basis. All employees are also masked for your protection.