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Southwest General Visitor Restrictions

As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the state of Ohio, the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff remains our top priority.

Moving forward, Southwest General will use the four-color statewide visitation levels—blue, yellow, orange and red—to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 throughout our facilities. The visitation levels are based on public health data about the spread of COVID-19, including state and county public health information.

Visitor Restrictions:

  • All visitors must wear a mask, symptom screen upon arrival and sanitize their hands
  • Do not visit or accompany a patient if you are sick, have a fever, tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 20 days, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the past 14 days
  • Visitors to patients who are COVID-19 positive must follow safety guidelines specific to those units

Southwest General COVID-19 Status

Visitor Restrictions Color Code Key


(PPE Provided)
Hospitalized Patients No visitors
(compassionate visits only)
One designated visitor per day
(age 18+)
Appointments and Procedures No visitors
(compassionate visits only)
No visitors, unless:

• Special assistance is required
• Patient will be sedated
• Provider has asked the patient to bring an adult

Emergency Department No visitors
(compassionate visits only)
One visitor
(age 18+)
Prenatal Appointments No visitors
(compassionate visits only)
One visitor
(age 18+)
Maternity Services
(Labor and Delivery)
Two visitors per day
(same visitors ages 18+)
Two visitors per day
(same visitors ages 18+)
Inpatient Behavioral Health Services
(Oakview and Geriatric Unit)
No visitors
(compassionate visits only)
Two visitors per day
(ages 18+)

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:

CDC logo

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ohio Department of Health logo

Ohio Department of Health