At this time, Fauquier Health has enacted ZERO-VISITATION, see details below.
For any Coronavirus (COVID-19) related questions or concerns, please contact the dedicated Virginia Department of Health (VDH) hotline number:
Fauquier Health is committed to providing the highest quality of care and ensuring the safety of our patients, employees, providers, volunteers and visitors. We continue to monitor the evolving situation with COVID-19 on a daily basis and are taking the necessary steps to ensure we provide a safe environment of care for patients, in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and in partnership with our local and state health departments. Some helpful resources to help you:
- Learn the latest on what you need to know
- Take an online Risk Assessment
- Frequently asked COVID-19 questions for our patients
- Learn the latest on COVID-19 Vaccinations at Fauquier Health
In an effort to help prevent further spread of the COVID-19 virus, we have enacted strict screening protocols and visitation restrictions. The facility continues to encourage use of alternative mechanisms for patient and visitor interactions such as video-call applications on cell phones or tablets. Specific circumstances may arise at any point in time where use of technology is the only acceptable form of patient and visitor interactions.
ZERO VISITATION POLICY & RESTRICTIONS
Face masks/coverings are required by all outside parties for entry. Entry into the facility also requires completing a temperature check (100° F and below), completing the required screening questions, conducting hand sanitization, and receiving an approved visitor/patient sticker.
All details regarding visitation, deliveries, and entry can be found below:
- Zero-Visitation Policy: What does that mean?
Effective December 11, 2020, hospital visitors are not permitted for entry at this time until further notice. Due to the rising number of confirmed cases in the community, we have a dedicated commitment to ensure the safety of our patients, providers, employees and community.
Some exceptions apply and visiting hours are limited between 11am-6pm. Visitation restrictions are subject to change.
The only patients who are allowed visitors at this time are:
- Pediatric and Intermediate Care Nursery (ICN) patients will be authorized two consistent visitors.
- Family Birthing Center patients will be limited to one consistent visitor that must remain in the facility through discharge.
- Patients receiving end of life care are allowed two visitors at one time so long as the patient is not positive or suspected of COVID-19. Additional family members are required to remain outside of the facility but may take turns as approved visitors.
- Minors or patients requiring assistance due to altered cognitive state or mobility, may have one support person. This may vary depending on the situation. Any patients reporting to the OR, or for other Outpatient Special Procedures, will need to obtain transport by hospital personnel to their respective areas.
- Hospital entry points and visiting hours
The front main lobby entrance is open to staff, and patients receiving services (Monday-Friday, 6am–7pm).
Visiting hours for approved visitors (Pediatric, ICN, Obstetric, and non-COVID patients receiving end of life care) will be limited to 11am–6pm.
The ER entrance will be the single point of entrance Monday-Friday, 7pm through 6am and all day Saturday and Sunday.
- Deliveries and vendors
Any vendors requiring entry into the facility must receive and pass screening measures at the loading dock before entry is allowed Vendors are not permitted through any other entrance. This entrance is available Monday-Friday 7am until 3:30pm (see Visitation Policy below)
Company representatives for IT or clinical procedure areas are required to enter through the front/main entrance and must obtain a vendor badge and sign in at the information desk (if applicable).
Food delivery drivers not permitted inside the facility.
- Fauquier Health Rehabilitation & Nursing Center (FHRNC)
Given the fluid nature of the current pandemic, visitation at The Fauquier Health Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (FHRNC) is restricted to zero-visitation. Please call the facility at 540.316.5500 to inquire about the current visitation policy. The only approved outings from the building are for medically necessary appointments and scheduled Country Drives with facility staff in the facility vehicle. Resident care plans continue to be done in a virtual manner.
- The Villa at Suffield Meadows
The Villa at Suffield Meadows has enacted a zero-visitation protocol. The only approved outings from the building are for pre-scheduled outdoor and indoor visits and medically necessary appointments. Scheduled Country Drives with facility staff in the facility vehicle also take place. Resident care plans continue to be done in a virtual manner.
- Masking Guidance
We follow the CDC recommendation that anyone who enters our facility must wear a face mask at all times. Recent studies show that universal masking, in addition to social distancing and proper hand hygiene, can help prevent the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19, especially in individuals who may not know they are ill.
Please be smart and do your part. Wear a mask! We all have a responsibility to protect one another against the spread of COVID-19 and make our communities healthier. For more information from the CDC on face coverings and how to make your own, click here.
- Bistro on the Hill
The Bistro on the Hill will remain closed to outside patrons/parties coming in to have a meal (includes Senior Supper attendees and support group meetings).
The Bistro on the Hill will only serve to Fauquier Health staff, patients and approved visitors.
- Conference Center
At this time the below Fauquier Health locations and departments are temporarily closed until further notice. We appreciate your support during this time and will update this information as any changes are made
|Health Information Management Department (closed to walk-ins). Available by phone only 540.316.4440.|
|The Gift Shop|
|The Home Care Boutique|
|All Fauquier Health Volunteers have been instructed not to come in until further notice|
All other areas, including Fauquier Health Physician Services clinics and off-campus locations (Sleep Center, Wellness Center, and Wound Healing Center) are fully operational. Please call those areas ahead, directly, if you have any concerns.