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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – READ IN SPANISH

 

Updated Hospital Visitation Policy  

Visitor restrictions adjusted to accommodate patients & prevent the spread of COVID-19


CINCINNATI, OH–
Effective immediately, Greater Cincinnati Hospitals and Health Systems are updating current visitation policies. Our hospitals recognize the need for a patient to have a support person that not only supports them, but also serves as a liaison to the family and nursing staff.

 

Visitors for Emergency Department & Hospitalized Patients:

    • Admitted patients may have one (1) support person / family member accompany them.
    • The visitor must remain in the patient’s room and contact nursing staff when leaving.
    • Patients are allowed one visitor per day.
    • Visitation hours are 9a.m. – 7p.m.
    • Visitors must be older than 15 years of age.
    • Potential visitors should review CDC and state health department guidelines if visiting a patient with advanced age and chronic medical conditions and avoid visiting hospital if these apply.
    • Patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 will not be allowed to have a visitor or support person.
    • Visitation or support persons for office visits may vary by provider. Patients are encouraged to check with individual providers to ensure they are clear on their provider’s policy.

Screening & Mask Guidelines

    • Visitors must wear a mask at all times.
      • Masks must fully cover the nose and mouth.
      • Patients and visitors may provide and wear their own mask or will be required to accept and wear the mask provided by the hospital facility.
      • If a visitor refuses to wear a mask, visitors may be asked to leave the facility.
      • Exceptions may be made on an individual basis for those who are unable to wear a mask due to health or disability issues.
    • All visitors will be screened for symptoms or exposure history.
    • Visitors will be asked to leave the facility if they have had symptoms in the past 24 hours or exposures in the last 14 days.
    • Visitors must wash their hands, or use hand sanitizer, before and after leaving rooms and hospital buildings.

If you are planning to make a visit to a hospital, please contact the hospital directly or visit their website for more specific restrictions by location.

 

For more information about COVID-19, please visit: https://healthcollab.org/covid-19/.

 

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