November 17, 2020

UH_main_2_LRCOLUMBUS, Ohio – Due to increasing cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the area, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, OhioHealth and Mount Carmel Health System will temporarily stop allowing inpatient and emergency department visitors inside any of their hospitals in Columbus. This is to ensure the health and safety of patients, hospital staff and their families. These restrictions begin Wednesday, November 18. 
 
There are a few exceptions to this policy, and details are available on each hospital system’s website:
  • Maternity
  • End-of-life
  • Patients with impairments
  • Patients who are minors
Any visitors must wear a hospital-approved mask at all times, including while in patient rooms, sanitize their hands frequently and remain with the patient or in the designated waiting area. Masks are available at entry. Visitors must be free from COVID-19 symptoms (fever, dry cough, shortness of breath) or recent exposures.
 
We appreciate our visitors’ understanding and cooperation as we work to protect the health and safety of the central Ohio community, our patients, staff and their families.
 
Please continue to monitor our websites for updates: 
ohiohealth.com
mountcarmelhealth.com
 
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Media Contacts:
Ohio State Wexner Medical Center: Marti.Leitch@osumc.edu
OhioHealth: Colin Yoder, 614-565-0619
Mount Carmel Health System: Samantha.Irons@mchs.com 

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