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Ohio State Wexner Medical Center Restricts Visitors Due To COVID Surge

Ohio State Wexner Medical Center
Ryan Hitchcock
Ohio State Wexner Medical Center

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center will begin limiting visitors for patients staying in its hospitals.

Starting Tuesday, only two people, age 18-years-old and over, will be allowed to visit a patient during the duration of the hospital stay. Patients in the emergency department will only be allowed to have one visitor per day.

The university said the change is necessary due to the continued risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Visits will be allowed from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.

Other restrictions such as wearing a hospital-grade face mask and washing hands upon arrival also apply.

Debbie Holmes began her career in broadcasting in Columbus after graduating from The Ohio State University. She left the Buckeye state to pursue a career in television news and worked as a reporter and anchor in Moline, Illinois and Memphis, Tennessee.