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Southwest General Visitor Restrictions

To protect against the spread of COVID-19, visitors who show symptoms of the flu will not be allowed to enter Southwest General facilities, per CDC guidelines. These symptoms include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

For the safety of everyone, all patients and visitors to Southwest General facilities are required to wear masks and practice social distancing.

Visitor Restrictions

  • Only one (1) visitor per day will be allowed to see a patient on any general medical/surgical floor.
  • No visitors are allowed to see patients confirmed with COVID-19 or persons under investigation (PUI) for COVID-19.
  • Only one (1) visitor is permitted to accompany a patient in the facility.
  • No visitors are permitted in procedure areas or exam rooms.
  • All visitors must remain in waiting areas and practice social distancing.

Emergency and Surgery Services

  • Limited to the same one (1) adult visitor for the duration of the stay.

Maternity Services

  • Limited to the same one (1) adult visitor for the duration of mom’s hospital stay, including overnight.

Behavioral Health Services

  • Only one (1) visitor per day will be allowed to see a patient.

Hospice Services

  • Maximum of 4 immediate family members only will be allowed to see a patient.
  • Masks ARE REQUIRED at all times.
  • No children are permitted.
  • Visitors must stay in the patient’s room at all times.

Physician Offices

  • Any patient with flu-like symptoms should call their physician prior to their appointment.

New Patient Discharge Location

  • Patients being discharged from the hospital should now be picked up at the Entrance to Building B on our Main Campus.

Stay Informed

To learn more about the coronavirus and what you can do to help protect yourself and your loved ones from the spread of infection, visit:

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Ohio Department of Health