Why is Visiting Limited?

Last modified: April 13, 2020
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  • UAMS has implemented this temporary restriction on visitors to protect you, our patients and our staff from the spread of viral illnesses.
  • It is very important that our staff stay healthy so they can continue to care for patients. The fewer germs they are exposed to, the better.
  • Eliminating overnight visitors helps staff focus on patients.
  • Our physicians are able to allow one family member to stay overnight in extreme circumstances such as the birth of a baby or end of life. Please talk to your doctor.
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Some of these documents have been developed based on current needs and experiences. UAMS is an entity of the state which may have different requirements under federal and state law than your hospital, doctors, and other providers. This information is provided as a public service in response to continuing questions from various community providers. All information is subject to change as our response to this pandemic challenge continues. Consult your practice or facility leadership before adopting any practices or protocols provided here.