University Of Utah Health Revises Visitor Policy
May 10, 2021, 3:11 PM | Updated: 5:01 pm
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – University of Utah Health has revised the visitor guidelines at their hospitals and clinics.
Effective Monday, most patients will be allowed two visitors at a time and they can swap out with other people.
For patients with COVID-19, designated visitors will not be allowed switch out.
For those patients getting end of life care, six visitors will be allowed each day.
“At University of Utah Health, we believe the support of friends and family is an important part of healing,” read their press release.
All visitors must be free of COVID-19 symptoms and face masks are required inside U of U facilities at all times.
The full revised visiting policy can be viewed on their website.
Effective today, our visitor policy has expanded to two visitors in most instances.
U of U Health will regularly review and update this visiting policy as needed, which may include the addition of more restrictive guidelines.
— University of Utah Health (@UofUHealth) May 10, 2021
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