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Updated Visitor Policy at University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics

Mar 13, 2020

Following guidelines from the CDC and Utah Department of Health, University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is taking aggressive and proactive measures in our hospitals, clinics and community health centers to better protect patients, visitors, providers and staff from the potential spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 the following visitor policy will be in place until further notice at all U of U Health clinical facilities:

  • Visitors who are sick are asked to NOT visit.
  • Visitors under the age of 18 are asked to NOT visit.
  • No visitors or companions will be allowed for patients with confirmed or possible COVID-19.
  • Patients are only allowed one (1) visitor or companion at a time.
    • Note: This is at the discretion of clinical teams and visitors may be restricted completely depending on circumstances, or as circumstances change.
  • Visitors or companions must wash their hands or use alcohol sanitizer before entering and after leaving any U of U Health facility, any patient room and any exam room.

*Exceptions to this updated policy include visitors of patients receiving special care (i.e. hospice, palliative or end-of-life care) or other special care circumstances.


General Reminders

  • Before coming to the hospital or Urgent Care for possible COVID-19 symptoms, utilize U of U Health's Virtual Urgent Care service or contact the U of U Health Care Navigation team at 801-587-0712 or toll free at 844-745-9325.
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes by using a tissue or sleeve
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Stay at home if you are sick

U of U Health will regularly review and update this visitor policy as needed, which may include the addition of more restrictive guidelines. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this unique event.