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Inova Temporary Visitation Policy

New visitor guidelines to help lessen the risk of COVID-19 for our patients, team members and the community.

ONE VISITOR allowed per day. Limited exceptions noted below.

Temporary Visiting Hours 1 – 5 p.m.

SAFE @ INOVA Visitor Policy

Visitor Safety:

  • Visitors must be age 18 or older.
  • Everyone entering a care site is screened for COVID-19 symptoms; those with symptoms are asked to delay their visit.
  • You will be asked to remove gloves and perform hand hygiene upon entry.
  • We encourage that you wash/sanitize your hands following contact with any surfaces.
  • Visitors must wear a mask covering their mouth and nose the entire time they are in the hospital. You may wear a personal cloth face covering or Inova will provide a mask.
  • These types of masks CANNOT BE WORN at any Inova location:
    • Gaiter style masks
    • Bandanas
    • Vented Masks
  • Keep your mask on in all locations and at all times, including patient rooms.
  • Eating and drinking by visitors is not allowed while on hospital grounds.
  • If you fail to wear your mask properly, you will be asked to leave.

Visitor Guidance:

  • Pediatric inpatients may have two parents/guardians present.
  • One visitor or support person per day is welcome for these patients:
    • Patients with developmental delays or altered mental status
    • Patients with scheduled appointments, procedures, or surgeries
    • Patients in Emergency Departments or Urgent Care Centers
    • Patients hospitalized for pregnancy or child-birth
  • For patients not listed in the categories above, one visitor per day is welcome between 1-5 p.m.
  • For end-of-life patients, two visitors are permitted at the bedside at the same time without time restriction.


  • No visitors are allowed for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 except in end-of-life situations.
  • Inova Loudoun Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Inova Behavioral Health will continue to limit visitation.

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How is Inova Keeping the Community Safe?

  • Point of entry symptom + temperature screenings (staff and patients)
  • Visitors who are permitted in select circumstances receive point of entry screening and required to wear masks
  • Rearranged waiting areas for social distancing
  • All team members wear a mask for every patient interaction, and participate in daily symptom and temperature checks