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Ohio Health Changes Visitor Policy to One Per Day, and Other Changes Effective Immediatly

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(Circleville, Oh) In an effort to protect our patients, visitors, physicians and staff from COVID-19, OhioHealth is implementing a more restricted visitation policy than was originally announced on Monday. The new policy will be effective immediately.

Visitor guidelines:
• Patients will be limited to one per day
o One exception – both parents will be allowed to visit with their child
• Visitors will not be allowed to wait in lobbies or cafeterias
• Visitors must be 18 years or older
• Maternity patients will be limited to one support person during their entire length of stay
• In-person Behavioral Health visits will no longer be permitted due to the common space these
• Visiting hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Overnight visits will not be permitted with the exception of
end-of-life situations
• We will make limited exceptions for end-of-life patients and for those with disabilities who need
Visitor screening:
Visitors to all OhioHealth hospitals, outpatient care centers and physician offices will also be screened
and will not be granted entrance if any of the following applies:
• Exhibiting Flu-like symptoms
• Fever within the past 24 hours
• Cough or shortness of breath within the past 14 days
• Contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient within the past 14 days
• International travel within the past 14 days
Care sites impacted:
All OhioHealth care sites will be impacted including:
• Hospitals
• Urgent Care facilities
• Freestanding Emergency Departments
• OhioHealth Physician Group offices
• And more
OhioHealth Hospitals:

• OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital
• OhioHealth Grant Medical Center
• OhioHealth Doctors Hospital
• OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital
• OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital
• OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital
• OhioHealth Marion General Hospital
• OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital
• OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital
• OhioHealth Shelby Hospital
• OhioHealth Grove City Methodist Hospital
• OhioHealth Berger Hospital

About OhioHealth
OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare outreach of the United
Methodist Church.
Based in Columbus, Ohio, OhioHealth has been recognized as one of the top five large health systems in
America by Truven Health Analytics, an honor it has received six times. It is also recognized by FORTUNE
as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” and has been for 13 years in a row, 2007-2019.
Serving its communities since 1891, it is a family of 30,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, and a
network of 12 hospitals, 200+ ambulatory sites, hospice, home-health, medical equipment and other
health services spanning a 47-county area.
OhioHealth hospitals include OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Grant Medical
Center, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Dublin
Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital,
OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital, OhioHealth Shelby Hospital, OhioHealth
Grove City Methodist Hospital and OhioHealth Berger Hospital. For more information, please visit our
website at www.ohiohealth.com.