Cleveland Clinic returns to open patient visitation Tuesday in lifting most COVID-19 restrictions

9/17/2022 8:00:00 PM

There will no longer be COVID-19 screenings, set visiting hours or limits on the number of visitors a patient can have at Cleveland Clinic locations.

There will no longer be COVID-19 screenings, set visiting hours or limits on the number of visitors a patient can have. Clinic visitors will still be required to wear masks inside all facilities.

There will no longer be COVID-19 screenings, set visiting hours or limits on the number of visitors a patient can have at Cleveland Clinic locations.

in the United States will return to open patient visitation starting Tuesday, the health system announced Monday.There will no longer be COVID-19 screenings, set visiting hours or limits on the number of visitors a patient can have. This applies to inpatient and outpatient facilities, but intensive care departments may have specific visitation rules, the Clinic said.

“We believe this change will safely allow more people to visit and connect with their loved ones, which benefits our patients,” the health system said.Earlier during the COVID-19 pandemic in spring 2020, area hospitals began limiting visitors to slow the spread of the virus. In

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Why are we still forcing people to wear masks? That's not entirely true. I've been to Hillcrest Hospital (a CCF facility) a couple of times in the last 6 months (Feb and June) and neither time did anyone suggest a mask. At least 1/2 the staff and visitors were maskless throughout the hospital.