The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is a fluid and rapidly evolving situation. We're continually monitoring our practices to protect the health and wellbeing of all who visit our facilities.
We have activated our emergency response plan. This plan outlines how we will identify, isolate, and care for people with COVID-19, while protecting the safety of all patients in our care.
Screening at Entrances
We've established COVID-19 screenings at all entrances to patient care areas. We'll provide protective equipment if necessary.
With cases of COVID-19 now appearing in our area, we're rescheduling certain elective surgeries.
If you have questions about your appointment, call the clinic directly or contact us at 434.924.0000.
Setting Up Special Treatment Areas
COVID-19 patients will receive further evaluation, testing, and isolated care if necessary in designated treatment areas. In these designated isolated areas, we'll follow the infection-control practices recommended by the CDC and our infection prevention teams.
We're limiting who's around the hospital. We've restricted visitor access to UVA Medical Center and UVA Children’s to protect patients and visitors. See the updated visitor guidelines.
Staff that can work remotely are doing so. And we've restricted business visits, volunteers, and other kinds of visitors, too.
Collaborating with Other Experts
We continue to collaborate closely with the Virginia Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control. We'll coordinate our actions with our public health partners.
Our researchers are doing everything they can to address the coronavirus outbreak.
COVID-19 Test: Developed
We've developed our own rapid testing for COVID-19. This will speed up our ability to test people with symptoms. Knowing who has the coronavirus is a critical step to slowing its spread.
Only a healthcare provider can decide if you need to get tested. Contact your primary care provider or local clinic if you're having symptoms.
Coronavirus Vaccine: In the Works
UVA Health has joined a national clinical trial testing a potential COVID-19 medication. It will take time to develop and test, so they're working as quickly as possible.
Hospitalized adult patients with COVID-19 and significant symptoms can now choose to participate in the trial.