Parent, Visitor, Employee Screening Taking Place at Cincinnati Children's

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

In a further effort to protect our patients, their families and our staff during the COVID-19 outbreak, Cincinnati Children’s will start screening parents, visitors and employees before they enter patient-care areas at Burnet Campus on Wednesday, March 25.

How the screening works:

Parents, visitors and employees will have to answer two questions. The questions are:

  • In the past 24 hours, have you had a cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, sore throat or body aches?  
  • In the past 24 hours have you had a fever of 100.4 F (38.0 C) or above?

Along with answering the questions, the person’s temperature will be taken. Those who do not pass the screening will not be allowed in patient care areas.

If a single parent is with a child for an urgent visit but does not pass the screening, the parent will be given a mask and allowed to go ahead to the urgent appointment.

Screenings will begin at Liberty and College Hill campuses soon and other locations may follow.

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