Visitation Guideline Changes at Cleveland Clinic Ohio Locations

September 13, 2021

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Ellie Westerburg 216.312.4755

The safety of our patients, visitors and caregivers remains our top priority. As cases of COVID-19 have been increasing over the past few weeks, we are experiencing a significant number of patients with COVID-19 in our hospitals.  Therefore, beginning Tuesday, September 14, our visitation policy for our Ohio locations will include increased restrictions.   

For patients who are either COVID-19 positive or negative, the changes include: 

  • Inpatients will be allowed one designated visitor through their entire hospital stay. 
  • Outpatients will be allowed one visitor per appointment or procedure. 
  • Patients in the Emergency Department will be allowed one designated visitor through their entire hospital stay. 

Note these additional changes: 

  • During prenatal appointments: 
    • Patients who are COVID-19 positive will be allowed one visitor. 
    • Patients who are COVID-19 negative will be allowed two visitors for fetal ultrasounds and one visitor for regular prenatal appointments.  
  • In Labor and Delivery: 
    • Patients who are COVID-19 positive will be allowed one visitor during labor. 
    • Patients who are COVID-19 negative will be allowed two visitors.  
  • In pediatrics: 
    • Patients who are COVID-19 positive will be allowed one parent or guardian. 
    • Patients who are COVID-19 negative will be allowed two parents or guardians. 

Visitation hours remain 7am -9 pm.  All visitors must be at least 18 years of age, wear a mask at all times, and pass a COVID health screening upon arrival.  

The most up to date information on our visitation policies can be found on our website at clevelandclinic.org/visitation