COVID-19 UPDATE – As of July 10, 2020
Inova’s multidisciplinary team is continuously monitoring the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation.
Our dedicated team of experts is up-to-date on developments and CDC guidelines, and has developed a comprehensive response plan to maintain the safety and well-being of our community.
Inova will continue to provide updates as the situation evolves.
All Inova hospitals and care sites are open and serving patients.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. Symptoms include:
- Shortness of breath
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
According to the CDC, symptoms of COVID-19 may present in as few as two days or in as many as 14 days after exposure. Illness can be more serious for older adults, individuals with compromised immune systems or those with existing respiratory problems.
If my doctor determines I need to be tested for COVID-19, is testing available?
Yes, please call your doctor for their procedures on testing for COVID-19. Doctors can refer their screened patients to any Inova Respiratory Illness Clinic for testing. When arriving for testing at any Inova care site, individuals will still be screened for symptoms by an Inova provider, and a COVID-19 test will be conducted if clinical criteria are met.
If Inova determines I need to be tested for COVID-19, is testing available?
Yes, Inova evaluates all patients and ensures necessary testing is conducted while preserving the capability to continue sustained testing. Inova follows Centers for Disease Control and Virginia Department of Health guidelines.
How is Inova Keeping the Community Safe?
- Point of entry symptom + temperature screenings (staff and patients)
- Revised visiting policy
- 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 twice daily symptom and temperature checks