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 During In-Person Appointments

As families come to our facilities for in-person appointments, review these policies that may have changed since you were here last:

  • Read visiting policy.
  • Every person who enters a facility must go through screening. If you are going to an outpatient appointment, you will be screened at registration. Inpatient families will be screened on your inpatient unit. Masks are available in mask dispensers or tables near entrances.Learn more about screening.
  • Every family member must wear a mask while visiting our facilities. Appropriate masks are required for entry. If you’re wearing a mask made from a loosely woven fabric like lace or hosiery, you MUST wear a provided hospital mask. We understand that some patients will not be able to wear a mask, and we will not require children under 2 to wear one. Any adult non-patient who refuses to wear a mask will be asked to leave the facility. 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.