Inova Reactivates Emergency Status as COVID-19 Cases Rise

Falls Church, VA – In response to increasing COVID-19 cases and patient volumes, effective at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 3, Inova reactivated its “emergency status.”  The decision to activate emergency status allows us the flexibility to adapt our standard operations as needed in this dynamic and evolving environment.

As part of this activation, Inova has reopened its COVID-19 Coordination Center and hospital command centers, which are staffed seven days a week with a multidisciplinary team of clinical, infection prevention, emergency management and other team members key to Inova’s continued, coordinated response to the pandemic.

Our patients can be assured that Inova is equipped to handle the current surge, as we have done over the past two years, and we have the resources to continue providing seamless, world-class care to our community. 

In the meantime, we need the community’s support: please get vaccinated and, if eligible, boosted for COVID-19, and continue to practice safety measures including indoor masking and social distancing. In addition, do not come to the Emergency Room for COVID-19 testing if you are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms as we are prioritizing patients with more critical medical needs.

About Inova

Inova is Northern Virginia’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider. Our mission is to provide world-class healthcare – every time, every touch – to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve. Inova’s 19,000 team members serve more than 2 million individuals annually through an integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes.  

Inova’s five hospitals are consistently recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals and Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades for excellence in healthcare.

Inova is home to Northern Virginia’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Its hospitals have a total of 1,936 licensed beds. More information and statistics about Inova can be found at


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