OhioHealth to Allow Two Visitors Per Inpatient Starting February 24

Written by on February 23, 2022

(COLUMBUS, OH) OhioHealth has announced that effective Thursday, February 24, it will allow two visitors per inpatient at all OhioHealth hospitals. Each patient will select two designated visitors for the duration of their stay, who may visit daily and come and go as needed.

Emergency departments, surgery and invasive procedure areas will continue to allow one visitor per day.

Outpatient centers including laboratories, imaging and rehabilitation centers and OhioHealth Physician Group practices will continue to allow visitors by exception only.

All visitors will be required to wear a mask while in an OhioHealth facility, except while eating, and be asymptomatic of COVID-19 symptoms.

The following exceptions will be made for patients in unique medical situations:

.Patients that have tested positive for COVID-19 – One visitor per day from 2-6 pm for the duration of their stay or while in isolation.

.Patients receiving behavioral health care – scheduled visitation

.Patients receiving end-of-life care – Acute end-of-life patients may have up to three visitors at any given time, and no maximum number of visitors per day.

.Maternity patients – Two visitors during the duration of their stay as well as a doula, if they so choose, during the labor and delivery portion of their stay. If laboring patients are minors, they may have parents/guardians in addition to the parent-to-be of the baby. Hospitals with NICUs will follow Nationwide Children’s Hospital visitor management policy.

Hours and entrances may continue to be limited while visitor restrictions are in place.

For the latest visitor information, visit: ohiohealth.com/covid-19/visitor-restrictions

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