Kenton, Ohio – Due to increasing cases of COVID-19 in the area, OhioHealth will temporarily stop allowing inpatient and emergency department visitors inside any of their hospitals and care sites.
This is to ensure the health and safety of patients, associates and their families. These restrictions begin Wednesday, November 18.
There are a few exceptions to this policy:
.Inpatient surgery patients may have one visitor the day of surgery
.Inpatients with impairments
.Inpatients who are minors
Visitors continue to not be permitted in physician practices, urgent care locations, free-standing emergency departments and other outpatient locations.
Visitors allowed by exception must be free from COVID-19 symptoms (fever, dry cough, shortness of breath) in the last 24 hours or exposures in the last 10 days.
Visitors must wear a mask at all times, sanitize their hands frequently and remain with the patient or in the designated waiting area.
We appreciate our visitors’ understanding and cooperation as we work to protect the health and safety of the community.