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Staying safe is essential. So is your health.

As always, our top priority is safety, for our patients, visitors as well as our caregivers and surrounding communities. We want you to get the care you need while staying safe during your visit to Centra.  We’ll do our part to prevent infection. We need you to do your part, too.

Here’s what we’re doing

  • All caregivers are required to wear face masks.
  • All caregivers are screened before being allowed to report to work. This includes temperature checks and detailed screening for symptoms.
  • We’re sanitizing rooms between patients and cleaning public areas often.
  • We’re changing public spaces to allow everyone keep a safe (6 feet) physical distance. This includes spacing between chairs.
  • Currently, our restricted COVID-19 visitation policy remains in place.

  • Providing the option to connect with a doctor through live video chat on Centra 24/7.

Here’s what we’re asking you to do when you visit one of our hospitals, emergency rooms or practices

  • Everyone who comes to Centra's hospitals and CMG practices must wear a face mask. We encourage you to bring yours from home.
  • Everyone who comes to Centra's hospitals and CMG practices will be screened and asked to perform hand hygiene before entry. This includes temperature checks and questions about symptoms.
  • Patients who are having surgery or other procedures that require general anesthesia will be tested for COVID-19 infection before their procedure.
  • Visitors must adhere to our visitation guidelines.

How can I stay safe at home?

Taking steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 has never been more important in Central Virginia.

  • Stay home if you can. 
  • If you must go out, wear a mask and keep a safe (6 feet) distance between you and others.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Wash your hands well and often (with soap and water for 20 seconds).
  • Don’t touch your face.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces frequently. 
  • Watch for symptoms, including new cough, shortness of breath and loss of smell or taste.

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