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UPDATE: WVU Medicine, Mon Health implement no visitor policies at facilities

MORGANTOWN — WVU Medicine will implement a no-visitor policy at 8 a.m. March 23 at all of its hospitals and outpatient clinics. Mon Health Systems will no longer permit visitors in Mon Health facilities.


WVU Medicine, also known as the WVU Health System, includes J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital and WVU Medicine Children’s in Morgantown; Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg; Braxton County Memorial Hospital in Gassaway; Camden Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg; Jackson General Hospital in Ripley; Jefferson Medical Center in Ranson; Potomac Valley Hospital in Keyser; Reynolds Memorial Hospital in Glen Dale; St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon; Summersville Regional Medical Center in Summersville; and United Hospital Center in Bridgeport.

Limited exceptions will be made for end-of-life cases, pediatrics, and OB patients. Those patients will still be limited to one visitor. Visitors who are sick will not be permitted to enter WVU Medicine hospitals under any circumstances.


Out of an abundance of caution for the community and Mon Health colleagues, and to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Mon Health hospitals, offices and clinics will remain visitor free for the foreseeable future.

“We know this is very hard on friends and families, but safety is our priority,” said David Goldberg, president and CEO of Mon Health System. “We promise that these steps are being taken in the best interest of everyone’s health and will be lifted as soon as it is deemed safe to do so by leading health agencies.”

There are four areas that are the exception, as they are the most delicate of circumstances. These areas will permit one adult visitor to accompany the patient:

  • Labor and delivery
  • End-of-life care (hospice)
  • Patients undergoing surgery or invasive procedures
  • Extreme circumstances when exceptions may be required

Visitors to those areas will be screened before entering the facility. Any visitor who does not meet the screening criteria will not be permitted to enter.