Media Contacts

Suzanne Winchester

Associate Director of Media Relations & Content Marketing, Public Affairs
Email: suzanne.winchester@hsc.utah.edu

Mar 25, 2020 3:00 PM

Following guidelines from the CDC and Utah Department of Health, University of Utah 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 March 26, 2020 the following Visitor Policy
will be in place until further notice at all U of U Health facilities:

  • For the protection of patients and staff, NO ENTRY IS ALLOWED FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL SUSPECTED OF COVID-19 OR HAS RECEIVED A POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST.
  • NO VISITORS WILL BE ALLOWED in U of U Health inpatient, outpatient and ancillary facilities (i.e. family, companion, partner, support person, guardian, caregiver) except under the following circumstances:
End of Life Treatment or Care:
  • Two visitors only at a time.
  • Visitors will have a one-hour time limit, with the exception of 1 partner/support person can remain for the duration of the individual passing.
Child Birth:
  • Obstetric patients may have one partner accompany them.
  • For the duration of birth admission, well newborns may have both parents present.
One Visitor Will Be Allowed Under the Following Circumstances:
  • Patients with disruptive behavior, in which a family member is key to their care.
  • Patients who have altered mental status or developmental delays (where caregiver provides safety/information).
  • All patients who are minors (under age 18) may have one visitor, parent, or guardian per day (no changing people).

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

General Reminders

  • Before coming to any U of U Health facility for possible 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: 844-745-9325.
  • Wash your hands
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes by using a tissue or sleeve
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Stay at home if you are sick

Coronavirus COVID-19 visitor policy