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University Of Utah Health Updates Visitor Policy For All Facilities

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – University of Utah Health on Friday announced it has updated its visitor policy for all its hospitals and clinics.

According to a statement, 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.”

The updated policy requires everyone entering hospitals and clinics to wear a face covering.

“This includes patients, visitors, staff and students,” according to the policy. “Our need to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is high. To do this, wear a face covering, practice physical distancing, wash your hands regularly, and stay home if you are sick.”

U of U Health also noted that temperature screenings will continue for visitors at the Moran Eye Center, University Neuropsychiatric Institute and the Huntsman Cancer Institute.

No entry is allowed for anyone suspected of having COVID-19 or who has received a positive COVID-19 test.

Click here for University of Utah Health’s full visitor policy.

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