Sovah Health Eases Visitor Restrictions

March 15, 2021

*Updated 3/17/2021

Sovah Health announced today that it is transitioning from an orange limited visitor restriction to yellow limited visitor restriction. The decision was made as current projections continue to indicate a lower than expected volume of COVID-19 in the region and after careful review of state and federal guidance. The updated restrictions, which will now allow most patients to have one visitor or support person per day, have been implemented effective immediately.

Visitors are still not allowed for high-risk patients. These patients include: those being cared for in our behavioral health unit, patients who are in isolation, immunocompromised, or are under observation or test positive for COVID-19. Some exceptions may apply for those receiving end-of-life care or are deemed a clinical necessity.

“Our hospital’s top priority is safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our patients, providers, employees and community,” said Alan Larson, Market President, Sovah Health and CEO, Sovah Health – Danville. “We continue to monitor closely the prevalence of the virus in our community as we adapt our operations to safely care for and support our patients, and we feel confident that it is safe to begin allowing limited visitors again at this time.”

As part of the updated visitor restrictions, patients are now limited to one well visitor per day during certain visitation hours. Visitation hours are 7 days a week from 10:00am – 12:00pm and also from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Only one visitor will be allowed during each time block. For example, a patient may have one visitor in the morning and a different visitor in the evening however visitors will not be allowed to switch out during each time block. All visitors must be 18 years of age or older, will be screened upon entry and are required to provide their own mask and wear a visitor security pass sticker while in the facility. Visitors who do not pass the screening at entry will be asked to reschedule their visit until they are symptom-free.

Sovah Health continues to screen everyone who enters the facility for symptoms consistent with COVID-19, per CDC guidelines. For additional updates on how the hospital is working to maintain a safe and supportive environment during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit SovahHealth.com.

Sovah Health-Danville

As part of the limited visitor restrictions, some patients are now limited to one WELL visitor per day for:

  • 2A, 4A, 6A and Inpatient Rehab
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Same day surgery and procedures
  • Outpatient Ancillary and Imaging
  • Emergency room patients
  • Patients undergoing heart procedures in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab
  • Two parents or guardians for pediatric patients
  • Labor & Delivery patients are allowed two WELL support individuals during labor. After delivery, one WELL support person for their entire hospital stay and in addition a second WELL visitor is allowed during visitation hours.
  • Limited exceptions will be made for end of life and medical necessity as determined by the care team.

Visiting Hours for patients  (limited to only 1 visitor during each visitation block):

  • 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Sovah Health-Martinsville

As part of the limited visitor restrictions, some patients are now limited to one well visitor per day for:

  • Telemetry (5th floor)
  • Medical/surgical (4th floor)
  • Critical Care
  • Outpatient Surgical Services
  • Outpatient Ancillary
  • Emergency room patients
  • Two parents or guardians for pediatric patients
  • Labor & Delivery patients are allowed two WELL support individuals during labor. After delivery, one WELL support person for their entire hospital stay and in addition a second WELL visitor is allowed during visitation hours.
  • Limited exceptions will be made for end of life and medical necessity as determined by the care team.

Visiting Hours for patients (limited to only 1 visitor during each visitation block):

  • 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm