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Chesapeake Regional Announces Changes in Visitor Policies

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Chesapeake Regional Healthcare has changed some of its visitor guidelines, however masks are always required and only visitors over 12 years of age are allowed in the hospital. 

In-patients who do not have COVID-19 may have up to two visitors at a time now. Exceptions are Labor & Delivery, where a spouse/partner and one other person may visit, but only those two designated people are allowed for the duration of the patient’s stay. Also, for babies in the special care nursery, only one parent or caregiver with a wristband may visit. 

For patients in the operating room, emergency room or those having a procedure, one person may escort the patient to the department’s waiting room and that visitor may stay there for the duration of the procedure. If a surgical patient is admitted, they will then be allowed to have up to two visitors. COVID-19 patients may not have visitors except for patients who are at end-of-life. 

Visiting hours are from 10:30 am to 8:30 pm. For a complete list of guidelines, please go to


Chesapeake Regional Healthcare
Chesapeake Regional Healthcare’s hospital, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, is the only independent, community-based hospital in the Hampton Roads region. Built in 1976 to provide quality health care close to home for its community, Chesapeake Regional continues to grow and provide innovative, technologically advanced health care for the residents of southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. With nearly 40 practice locations and over 600 physicians on staff, the organization offers comprehensive cancer care and has a nationally accredited Chest Pain Center, Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, state-of-the-art Neurosciences program and one of the busiest emergency departments and maternity wards in the area. Visit to learn more.

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