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University of Utah hospitals and clinics update visitor policy

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Posted at 10:41 AM, Mar 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-14 13:03:38-04

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — University of Utah hospitals and clinics have updated their visitor policies to protect patients, visitors and staff from the potential spread of COVID-19.

Beginning on Monday, March 16, 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 not to visit.
  • Visitors under the age of 18 are asked not to visit.
  • No visitors of companions will be allowed for patients with confirmed or possible COVID-19.
  • Patients are only allowed one visitor or companion at a time.
  • Visitors or companions must wash their hands or use alcohol sanitizer before entering and after leaving any U of U health facility, patient room, or exam room.

University of Utah Health will review and update this policy as needed, which may include the addition of more restrictive guidelines.