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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042


ONE VISITOR allowed per day. Limited exceptions noted below.

Inpatient visiting hours 1 – 5 p.m.

SAFE @ INOVA Visitor Policy


  • All individuals 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.
  • If you fail to wear your mask properly, you will be asked to leave.
  • Eating and drinking by visitors is only permitted in cafe/food service areas. 

Visitation and Support:

  • Patients can have one visitor per day between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Pediatric inpatients may have two parents/guardians present.
  • For end-of-life patients, two visitors are permitted at the bedside at the same time without time restriction.
  • One visitor is allowed to accompany outpatient surgery patients or those with a scheduled procedure.
  • Special exceptions exist for designated support persons who are supporting*:
    • Patients with certain diagnosed disabilities who need special assistance
    • Patients in Emergency Departments or Urgent Care Centers
    • Patients hospitalized for pregnancy or childbirth
    • Patients with altered mental status

* A designated support person for the patients listed above is permitted to stay with the patient 24/7; however, only one person per day is allowed to be with any patient.


How is Inova Keeping the Community Safe?

  • Point of entry symptom screenings
  • 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

TRANSLATIONS: New Safe@Inova Visitor Guidelines