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Southwest General Visitor Restrictions

As pandemic mandates lift in the state of Ohio, and we work to return to a state of normal, the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff remains our top priority. Masks are still required for all patients, visitors and staff while in our facilities. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you.

To protect against the spread of COVID-19, we ask that visitors displaying the following flu-like symptoms refrain from entering our facilities and contact their physician for guidance:

  • 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

Additionally, DO NOT enter the facility if you have been advised to self-quarantine because of exposure to someone with COVID-19.

Visitor Restrictions

  • No visitors are allowed to see patients confirmed with COVID-19 or persons under investigation (PUI) for COVID-19.
  • No visitors are permitted in procedure areas.
  • All visitors are required to wear masks upon entry to Southwest General facilities.
  • Visitation restrictions for inpatients and observation patients have been lifted with the exception of the departments listed below.


  • ONE visitor in post-procedure area only.

Emergency Services

  • TWO visitors per patient for the duration of the stay.

Oakview Behavioral Health Services and Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit (GBHU)

Pain Management, Surgical Services, Cath Lab and Interventional Radiology

  • Limited to the same ONE adult visitor for the duration of the stay in the procedural waiting area.

Maternity Services

  • Limited to the same TWO adult visitors for the duration of mom’s hospital stay.
  • No sibling visitation will be permitted at this time.

Seidman Cancer Center

  • No more than ONE adult visitor for provider visits.

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

Ohio Department of Health logo

Ohio Department of Health