Cincinnati Children's will provide recommendations and updates to our patients and families about the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Cincinnati Children's will provide guidelines, recommendations and updates to our patients and families about the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We will add information, so check back often to this page.

What to Expect as You Start Coming Back for In-Person Appointments

As more families return to our facilities for in-person appointments, review these policies that may be new since you were here last:

  • Please do not bring siblings or other children under 18 years old to the medical center if they do not have an appointment. We know there will be special circumstances, and we will help you navigate those situations. Watch a video and read visiting policy.
  • Every person who enters a facility must go through a screening station. If there isn’t one at the entrance you use, find the closest station or ask an employee for help locating one. This is where you will answer a few questions about any symptoms and receive a mask to wear during your visit. You MUST be screened before you go to any clinical areas. Watch a video and learn more about screening.
  • Every family member must wear a mask while visiting our facilities. We understand that many patients will not be able to wear a mask, and we will not require kids to wear one if they are not comfortable doing so. Any adult non-patient who refuses to wear a mask could be asked to leave the facility. Watch a video and learn more about masking.

All of these policies are in place to help keep healthy people healthy. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.