Information for Patients and Visitors

Notice: Widespread cases of COVID-19 and other illnesses mean our hospitals, emergency departments and clinics are extremely busy. We appreciate your patience and understanding in a challenging time.

Staying Safe is Essential. So is Your Health.

As always, our top priority is safety -- for you, our patients, as well as our employees and surrounding community. 

That's why we're taking measures like requiring all of our employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and encouraging everyone in our community to get the vaccination or talk to their doctor if they have questions. 

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our safety practices have followed the guidance of experts like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

As conditions like the number of COVID-19 cases and vaccination rates change, that guidance may change from time to time. Currently:

  • Masks are required for everyone in all our buildings, including all hospitals and clinics.
     
  • Masks are required for everyone on all VUMC shuttles.
     
  • Capacity is still restricted in public areas like cafeterias because these are used by patients and visitors who may not yet be vaccinated.
     
  • If you're running a fever or otherwise feeling sick, don't visit or come to work. We continue to screen for fever and other symptoms at visitor and employee entrances.
     
  • We maintain restrictions on visitation. See the latest visitation policies here.

We'll continue to enforce the masking requirement indoors, and visitation may be ended if masks are not worn. Masks are not required outdoors in keeping with current CDC guidelines.

Learn about and get your COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 vaccines work, and they're safe. They're currently available for those age 12 and older. And they are how we'll put this pandemic behind us, together.

Learn more here about scheduling your COVID-19 vaccine from Vanderbilt Health or finding another location close to your home or work.

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