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Southwest General Visitor Restrictions

To protect against the spread of COVID-19, visitors entering Southwest General will be screened for temperature. Visitors who show the following flu-like symptoms will not be allowed to enter:

  • 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

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)

  • TWO visitors per patient by appointment only. Call the unit to schedule:
    Oakview: 440-816-5755
    GBHU: 440-816-8295

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

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Ohio Department of Health