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Local Hospitals Restriciting Visitor Access Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

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Mount Carmel and Columbus Children's hospitals are instituting vistor restrictions due to the cornonavirus. 

Starting today, Children's says all inpatient and emergency department visitors must be healthy and 18-years of age and older. Visitors under age 18 will not be able to access certain areas. Mount Carmel says visitors will be screened upon entry and limited to only the main and emergency department entrances. Only one visitor per patient will be allowed at a time. Visitors who are sick or under 18 years old are not allowed. And OSU Medical Center says visitors will be screened with no one under the age of 16 allowed.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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