How will this affect my appointment at Cleveland Clinic's main campus?
Your appointments and procedures will continue as scheduled, but we're asking for all of our patients to be a bit flexible. If you're coming to our main campus for an appointment, please plan your commute with these disruptions in mind and allow plenty of extra time for any travel delays. Considering cancelling or rescheduling your appointment? Please check with your provider first to see if you can have a virtual visit instead.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as Cleveland shines in the national spotlight.
Will family members or other visitors be allowed to accompany me to my appointment at Cleveland Clinic's main campus?
Our health safety precautions remain important as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. While the presidential debate has not altered our visitation policy, restrictions remain in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. For the most up-to-date visitor guidelines, please visit clevelandclinic.org/visitation.
Why was Cleveland Clinic's campus selected as the host site?
Cleveland Clinic has an existing relationship with the Commission on Presidential Debates, the nonpartisan organization that produces presidential debates. We serve as the health security advisor for all four 2020 general election debates. Our role is to guide a safe environment for debates during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In July, the University of Notre Dame withdrew as the debate host, due to complexities related to the pandemic. This created an urgent need.
Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) stepped forward as the new host because it is our civic responsibility. Serving as a debate host is a great opportunity for us to shine a light on our organization, mission and community.
How is Cleveland Clinic keeping patients, visitors and caregivers safe during the week of the debate?
The safety of our patients and caregivers remains our top priority.
We are working closely with our Cleveland Clinic police department, CWRU and University Circle police departments as well as the Cleveland Division of Police and the U.S. Secret Service to maintain a safe environment leading up to and during the debate.
Additionally, health safety precautions remain in place as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Temperature checks, mandatory masking, physical distancing, hand hygiene and frequent cleaning will continue during the event. Our facilities remain limited to patients, approved visitors and caregivers. For the latest visitor policy, visit clevelandclinic.org/coronavirus.
Please check this page regularly for updates.
- Starting Friday, September 25, the main entrance to the J Building - Sydell & Arnold Miller Family Pavilion will close. Our temporary main entrance will be the Q Building - Glickman Tower on East 96th Street.
- Starting Saturday, September 26, the main entrance to our R Building - Cleveland Clinic Children’s Outpatient Center on Euclid Avenue will close. It will be temporarily replaced by the entrance on East 90th Street. Parents/drivers can drop-off and pick-up at this door – valet services will not be available. Parking is available in the P4 Parking Garage. Signage will help direct traffic.
Beginning Saturday, September 26, closures include:
- The P1 Parking Garage on East 93rd Street, also known as the JJ Parking Garage. JJ offices will be closed for normal business operations. Please note that the JJ Euclid Avenue Pharmacy will have normal operating hours on September 26 and 27. Starting Monday, September 28, the pharmacy will operate under the following reduced hours:
- Monday, September 28: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Tuesday, September 29: 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Cleveland Clinic caregivers will assist patients needing access to the pharmacy.
Street Closures and Access Routes
Starting Tuesday, September 22:
- Northbound East 93rd Street is closed beginning at 3 p.m. between Euclid and Chester Avenues.
- Chester Avenue between East 89th and East 101st Streets will close in both directions following the morning rush hour.
- RTA recently posted its route changes around main campus. Road closures will impact the #7, #9, #32, #48-48A and HealthLine lines. All stops inside the road closures will be closed. More information is available on RTA's website.
- Euclid Avenue between East 89th and East 105th Streets will close in both directions.
- East 90th, East 96th and East 100th Streets between Euclid and Chester Avenues will close in both directions.
- East 100th Street between Carnegie and Euclid Avenues will be restricted to northbound traffic only to support the temporary main entrance at Q Building - Glickman Tower. East 100th Street will be closed at Euclid Avenue.
- East 101st Street between Euclid and Chester Avenues will remain open, but will only be accessible from westbound Chester Avenue.
Changes to Health Education Campus
Samson Pavilion will be closed for academic use from September 26 – September 30.
Following last night’s debate, crews began working to return the Health Education Campus and areas around main campus back to normal operations.
Due to the large amount of work to take down all of the fencing, bike racks and other safety measures, we have been informed that many of the access and road closures around main campus will remain in place until Friday, October 2.
The J Building - Sydell & Arnold Miller Family Pavilion main entrance will remain closed. Please continue to enter through the Q Building - Glickman Tower lobby. We expect the main circle entrance to reopen no later than 6 a.m. Saturday morning (October 3). Representatives will be onsite to help direct patients to the appropriate entrance until the main entrance opens.
The following closuress will reopen/resume on the morning of Friday, October 2:
- Euclid and Chester Avenues will open in both directions.
- East 96th Street between Carnegie and Euclid Avenues will reopen.
- All remaining road closures will reopen.
- P1 garage on East 93rd Street will reopen.
- All other hospital entrances will reopen.
- All RTA reroutes will resume.
Parking and Transportation
Beginning Saturday, September 26, we will be temporarily moving our hospital main entrance to East 96th Street. This will support street closures associated with the Presidential Debate and enable us to continue to provide you uninterrupted health services. Our main hospital entrance on Euclid Avenue will reopen on Thursday, October 1.
Patients and visitors are advised to use P-2 Parking Garage, our patient garage located on East 100th Street. While we expect that there will be unusually high congestion on Carnegie Avenue due to street closures associated with the Presidential Debates, we believe that self-parking in the P-2 garage will best support your arrival and departure.
You may approach the P-2 Parking Garage from Carnegie Avenue or Cedar Avenue. For your convenience, please use the following address for locating our P-2 garage using GPS technologies: 2101 East 100th Street, Cleveland, OH 44106.
There is a connected skyway from our P-2 garage to our main hospital. As always, our Redcoats will be available to help you navigate to your appointment.
We will use our Q Building - Glickman Tower entrance as our temporary hospital entrance. Please use this address when using GPS technologies: 2050 East 96th Street, Cleveland, OH 44195. All access to our hospital will be via East 100th Street from Carnegie Avenue. There will be no direct access to East 96th Street from Carnegie Avenue. We will offer valet services at our temporary hospital entrance. Please follow the directions of police officers and valet team members when entering East 100th Street north of Carnegie Avenue. The parking garage at C Building - W.O. Walker Center remains open.