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Akron Children’s Hospital is taking steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We are:

  • Providing disposable surgical masks to all visitors and Akron Children’s employees upon entering a facility. We ask that patients and families wear masks while at any Akron Children's facility, except for kids under 2 or those with sensory issues.
  • Promoting social distancing in our facilities with signs and floor markings.   
  • Limiting visitors.

Hospital visits:

  • Up to 2 healthy adults may accompany patients in all hospital settings, except as noted below. Visitors must be 18 or older unless the under 18 visitor is the parent/guardian of a patient. Siblings are not permitted.

Emergency Departments:

  • We are currently seeing an increase in patients in our Emergency Departments. To keep our patients safe and allow room for proper social distancing, we have updated our visitation guidelines. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding at this time.
  • Only one caregiver is permitted while in the Emergency Department waiting room. When the patient is placed in an Emergency Department patient room, a second caregiver may join.
  • Note that additional restrictions may apply in our intensive care units, the burn unit, maternal-fetal medicine and hematology/oncology floor.

Restrictions to Protect our Patients, Visitors and Employees

  • No weapons are allowed. Weapons including firearms, knives, and other dangerous items such as illegal drugs are not permitted, even if you have a concealed carry weapon permit. 
  • Perfume and scented products can cause breathing problems and allergic reactions. Please do not wear these products when visiting.