Mercy Health – Lorain and Allen Hospitals Announce Updated Visitor Restrictions


Mercy Health – Lorain remains committed to the health and safety of patients, associates and community. As the health system prepared to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, in accordance with guidance from both the Ohio Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Mercy Health – Lorain and Allen hospitals instituted several visitor restrictions. As it continues to focus on the safety of those it serves, the hospital has updated these restrictions to allow limited visitors on site.

Starting Thursday, May 28 at 9 am:

  • Visitation hours will be from 9 am – 12 pm and 4 pm – 7 pm.
  • Patients in the hospital and emergency department may have one visitor per day. 
  • Special exceptions will be made for end of life and other extenuating circumstances.
  • Patients in the labor and delivery department will continue to have one visitor per day.
  • All visitors must be over the age of 18.
  • Patients that are suspected or positive for COVID are not allowed visitors at this time.
  • Patients on the behavioral health unit are not allowed visitors at this time.
  • Visitors must wear a mask within the hospital and are asked to bring their own mask if available. Mercy Health will provide a mask for those who don’t have their own. Additionally, all visitors will have their temperature taken before entering the facility (temperature screen must be less than 100.0 degrees F (37.8 C) and must be flu symptom free: no cough, no shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, sore throat. Any visitor that screens positive will not be allowed to visit.

As always, Mercy Health asks anyone who may be experiencing symptoms of illness refrain from visiting until you are feeling better. Mercy Health – Lorain will continue to provide support and assistance in connecting those unable to visit their loved one virtually using platforms such as skype or facetime. 

Mercy Health – Lorain and Allen hospitals remain the safest environment to seek health care and have strict sanitation protocols in alignment with ODH and CDC. Mercy Health is proud to be caring for the community during this unprecedented time as it has for the past 130 years and thanks patients and the community for their part in helping to protect those who need help most.