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Cleveland Clinic returns to open levels of visitation starting Tuesday, masks still required

'There will no longer be screeners, set visiting hours or limits to the number of visitors a patient can have.'

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Clinic announced Monday they are returning to open levels of visitation at all of their locations throughout the United States starting Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Masks, however, are still required while inside any Cleveland Clinic facility, officials noted.

“As we enter a new phase of the pandemic, there will no longer be screeners, set visiting hours or limits to the number of visitors a patient can have,” Cleveland Clinic officials announced Monday morning. “This will apply to both inpatient and outpatient facilities. However, it's important to note that ICU settings may have care-specific visitation restrictions. We believe this change will safely allow more people to visit and connect with their loved ones, which benefits our patients.”

The Clinic also outlined the following “important reminders”:

  • Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 can visit a patient no less than 10 days after testing positive or being exposed.
  • Any individual who is sick should not visit.
  • Visitors to patients with COVID-19 must follow these guidelines, which include wearing a mask, eye protection, gown and gloves.
  • Our Visitor Partnership Pledge remains in effect as we work together for a healing and safe care environment.

You can read the full Cleveland Clinic visitation policy HERE.

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Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in a previous COVID story on Sept. 6, 2022.

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