Kettering Health limits visitors to prevent further spread of COVID

Kettering Medical Center. Contributed
Kettering Medical Center. Contributed

Kettering Health is limiting patients to one visitor per the patient’s stay to help limit the further spread of COVID-19.

The health system announced the visitor policy update Monday amid the rapid increase in coronavirus cases across the state of Ohio.

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The Ohio Department of Health on Monday reported 1,981 COVID-19 patients in the state’s hospitals and 602 in ICUs.

Patients and those coming for an emergency department visit, hospitalization or outpatient procedure beginning today will be allowed only one visitor at a time.

There are exceptions including:

  • Neonatal intensive care patients may have up to two visitors.
  • Patients who require assistance due to mobility, interpretation or health care decision-making may have one additional person.
  • Patients younger than 18 may have two visitors; one must be a parent or guardian.
  • No visitation by anyone younger than 18.
  • No visitation for outpatient testing or outpatient therapy.
  • End-of-life care will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

For maternity patients, the one doula permitted per patient is in addition to the one visitor allowed.

For more information on visitor exceptions, visit

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Kettering Health operates Kettering Health Main Campus in Kettering; Kettering Health Dayton; Kettering Health Miamisburg; Kettering Health Washington Twp.; Soin Medical Center - Kettering Health in Beavercreek; Kettering Health Hamilton; Kettering Health Greene Memorial; Kettering Health Behavioral Medical Center in Moraine; Kettering Health Huber; Kettering Health Middletown; Kettering Health Troy, Kettering Health Piqua; Kettering Health Preble; and Kettering Health - Franklin Emergency Center.

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