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Alexandria Hospital Tightens Visitation Policy Due to COVID-19

ALEXANDRIA, VA – This morning the Inova Alexandria Hospital Facebook page posted the following announcement:

To protect the health and safety of our patients, their families and staff from the spread of COVID-19, Inova has enacted the following changes to our visitation policy, effective Thursday, March 12, 2020, at 10 a.m.:

• Visiting hours are restricted to two times per day: 10 a.m. to noon, and 6 to 8 p.m.
• Visitation is limited to two visitors per patient at any given time.
• Visitors under the age of 18 are strongly discouraged from entering our facilities.
• Visitors entering an Inova facility will undergo a verbal screening. Individuals answering “yes” to any screening questions will be asked to delay their visit until they are well.
• Visitation will not be allowed for suspected or confirmed patients with COVID-19 or those with active respiratory illness.

Inova has developed a comprehensive response plan to maintain the safety and well-being of our community. Learn more: 

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Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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