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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042


Inova Temporary Visitation Policy

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

SAFE @ INOVA Visitor Guidance

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
  • Please wear a personal cloth face covering or mask; Inova will provide a mask if needed
  • Please remove gloves and perform hand hygiene upon entry

Visitor Guidance:

  • Pediatric inpatients may have two parents/guardians present
  • Patients with end of life situations may have two visitors at the same time
  • For the following patients, one visitor or support person is welcome:
    • 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 is welcome between 1 and 5 p.m.
  • The limit is one visitor, per adult patient, per day


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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