COVID-19 Visitation Guidelines

Due to COVID-19, special visitation guidelines are in effect at all WVU Medicine facilities. Individual hospitals may have additional guidelines in place, due to variation in services offered and regional COVID-19 infections.*

  • All visitors must wear a mask at all times upon entering the facility. Review PPE requirements for patients and visitors.
  • Approved visitors for inpatient locations will be confirmed at the Welcome Desk.
  • COVID-19-positive patients and COVID-19 persons under investigation (PUIs): Visitation permitted at admission and then every five days pursuant to West Virginia House Bill 2368.
  • All visitors will receive a visitor-specific ID badge to reflect the level of visitation access.
  • Visitors are to stay in the room at all times and not travel to common areas.

*Exceptions to visitation will be made based on patient condition and on a case-by-case basis by the department leader and/or house supervisor. Exceptions include but are not limited to deaf/blind patients, low mental capacity, significant mobility limitations, critical conversations (goals of care), and end of life.

Visitation guidelines for each hospital are reviewed regularly and change as needed.

J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital and WVU Medicine Children’s

Barnesville Hospital

Berkeley Medical Center

Braxton County Memorial Hospital

Camden Clark Medical Center

Fairmont Medical Center

Garrett Regional Medical Center

Harrison Community Hospital

Jackson General Hospital

Jefferson Medical Center

Potomac Valley Hospital

Reynolds Memorial Hospital

St. Joseph’s Hospital

Summersville Regional Medical Center

Uniontown Hospital

United Hospital Center

Wetzel County Hospital

Wheeling Hospital