Update to Visitation Guidelines at Cleveland Clinic Ohio Locations Beginning Dec. 7

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Jenna Homrock 216.386.9628


Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 7, Cleveland Clinic is updating visitation guidelines for all Ohio locations.    

Visiting with loved ones is important to our patients, especially during the holiday season. While we continue to manage high numbers of patients in our facilities, we have protocols in place that allow more individuals to visit, while still protecting our patients and caregivers. 

Changes include:   

  • One visitor (age 18+) per day will be allowed for patients in the Emergency Department
  • One visitor (age 18+) per day will be allowed for all inpatients. The visitor may be different each day. Inpatients will no longer designate one person to visit them throughout their entire hospital stay.    
  • Visitors to inpatients can only enter the building once each day. Visitors cannot leave the building and then return for a separate visit later that same day. A different visitor can only replace them the following day. 
  • Visitors who have tested positive for COVID-19 are permitted to visit a patient if it has been at least 10 days since testing positive.
  • If a visitor has been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19:   
    • If they are not fully vaccinated, they can visit a patient 14 days after exposure.   
    • If they are vaccinated and asymptomatic, they can visit a patient with proof of vaccination.   

Visitation hours remain 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. All visitors must be at least 18 years old, wear a mask at all times, pass a COVID-19 health screening and sanitize their hands upon arrival. 

Our full visitation policy can be found on our website at clevelandclinic.org/visitation.