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Eric Swensen, public information officer for U.Va. Health Newsroom, said that this announcement stems from a steady decline in the number of COVID-19 cases and COVID-19 test positivity rate in recent months.

U.Va. Health announces new masking and visitation policies

U.Va. Health announced today that there will be new masking and visitation policies beginning April 18. The areas in which face masks are optional will be expanded to include administrative and outpatient centers. The University Medical Center visitation policies will return to those in place before the pandemic.