COVID-19 General Visitation Guidelines

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COVID-19 General Visitation Guidelines

Visitation Guidelines

Our Centra Facilities

With the continued decline of COVID-positive patients in our facilities and within our regional communities, we will be updating our visitation policy as of Wednesday, April 6th, 2022. We understand how important visitation is to our patients and their healing and feel it is safe to resume normal visitation across the Centra system.

To ensure the continued safety of our Caregivers and patients, visitors will be asked to follow these guidelines;

  • Per CDC guidelines, masks are required in all clinical/healthcare facilities and provided upon entry. This applies to all Caregivers and visitors.
  • All visitors must be healthy. Do not visit if you are feeling sick.
  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Some units and clinics may have more restrictive visitation policies based on limitations of unit/room size and vulnerable patients.
  • Visitors of COVID-19 positive patients will be asked to wear personal protective equipment provided by the facility and will be limited to two visitors at a time.

Further instructions will be provided upon entry.

Hospital visitation is as follows:

Lynchburg General Hospital:  7am to 9 pm.
Virginia Baptist Hospital: 7 am. to 9 pm.
Southside Community Hospital: 7 am. to 8:30 pm.
Bedford Memorial Hospital: 7 am. to 9 pm.

As a reminder, the pandemic is not over, so we must remain vigilant. We will continue to monitor our system-wide positivity rate and community impact to make future visitation decisions.


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