Sovah Health announced today that it is extending visitor hours during both time blocks. Visitation hours will now be from 9:00am to 1:00pm and 4:00pm to 8:00pm. The updated hours, which will allow for more flexibility with family members, have been implemented effective immediately on both campuses – Danville and Martinsville.
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. We have been pleased to welcome our patients’ loved ones back to the hospital and happy we’re able to allow additional visitation time.”
Patients are still limited to one well visitor per block during visitation hours. Visitation hours will now be 7 days a week from 9:00am – 1:00pm and also from 4:00pm – 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.
To view our full visitation guidelines, visit our website at https://www.sovahhealth.com/coronavirus-covid-19-preparedness-information.