Visitation Guidelines Updated at Cleveland Clinic Beginning December 7th

(Cleveland, OH) - Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 7, Cleveland Clinic is updating visitation guidelines for all Ohio locations due to the increase of cases of the Coronavirus.

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. 

The full visitation policy can be found at

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