x
Breaking News
More () »

Cleveland Clinic updates visitation restrictions amid spike in COVID cases

The updated COVID-19 restrictions take effect Tuesday, Sept. 14.

CLEVELAND — Editor's note: Video in the player at the top of this story was originally published on Sept. 9, 2021.

The Cleveland Clinic is making some changes to its visitation policy amid the recent spike in COVID-19 infections. The changes, which take effect Tuesday, will be activated at all of their Ohio locations.

Here's what's new...

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 will remain 7 a.m. until 9 p.m.

“All visitors must be at least 18 years of age, wear a mask at all times, and pass a COVID health screening upon arrival,” according to a Cleveland Clinic press release.

Here's how many cases Ohio has reported in the last five days:

  • Sept. 12: 4,463
  • Sept. 11: 8,405
  • Sept. 10: 9,019
  • Sept. 9: 7,897
  • Sept. 8: 6,823

52.85 percent of the state's population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine with 48.88 percent fully vaccinated.

MORE HEADLINES: