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Our goal is to create a safe environment for our patients, staff and visitors. While we recognize that family and friends can help with a patient’s care and recovery, we want to provide you with an important update to our visitor policy.
Effective Tuesday, Oct. 19, Harborview Medical Center will be the first of our entities to require all inpatient visitors over 12 and those over the age of 18 accompanying outpatient adult patients to show proof of having a COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 3 days of visiting the hospital or clinic. Note: This requirement does not apply to patients. We plan to implement this requirement at all UW Medicine hospitals and clinics in the coming weeks.
All visitors, including patients, will be screened when entering the facility.
To be fully vaccinated, visitors must have completed their second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines two weeks or more prior to their visit or two weeks from the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Visitors will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test every time they visit. For more information, visit uwmedicine.org/coronavirus/visitor-policy.
All visitors must show proof of vaccination by presenting one of the documents listed below. The document must include the visitor’s name, date of birth, type of vaccination administered, and date(s) administered.
Which COVID-19 tests will be allowed?
With this new requirement, our goal is to maintain a safe environment for all patients, staff and visitors while recognizing the important role that visitors can play in supporting patient care and recovery.
Thank you for all you do to keep our community safe.