An update on break rooms, meeting space and masking

An update on break rooms, meeting space and masking

NOTE: The information below is outdated. As of June 30, 2021, masking, break room and meeting space guidance has changed in accordance with the recently released Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard. Read the latest details here.

As the COVID-19 vaccine has become more widely available and vaccination rates have increased, we have seen a significant decrease in COVID-19 cases and severity. This encouraging trend allows us to implement changes to some shared spaces.

Break rooms and meeting space

Beginning June 30, all shared break rooms in clinical areas will be open across Ohio and Florida locations.

Additionally, caregivers may begin to hold in-person meetings in administrative spaces starting on June 30. Please follow the room capacity limits in each space. In-person conferences and events continue to be on hold until September.


Masking and vaccination continue to be our ultimate layers of protection.

  • Areas where patients and visitors are present: All caregivers — regardless of vaccination status — must continue to wear masks and follow current Universal Pandemic Precautions (UPP) where patients or visitors are present. This includes hospital or outpatient entrances, lobbies, shared spaces, cafes, coffee shops, elevators and stairs. Vaccinated caregivers, patients and visitors may choose to remove their masks when outdoors at Cleveland Clinic locations.
  • Administrative areas: Effective June 30, masking in administrative areas, including during meetings, is optional for vaccinated caregivers. If vaccinated caregivers want to continue to mask, they are welcome to do so. Unvaccinated caregivers need to continue to wear masks in all areas, administrative and clinical. Follow the Remote Work Resource Center for more information on return to office topics, including safety. 


If you have not had the opportunity to schedule a vaccine appointment, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now available for caregivers at Occupational Health locations in Ohio. No appointment is necessary. Walk-ins are welcome up to 2 p.m. during normal Occupational Health clinic operating hours.

We remain at level orange visitation status across all locations in Ohio and Florida.

As we monitor the latest COVID-19 data, we will provide updates to other safety measures. Universal Pandemic Precautions, including eye protection, continue to be in place for clinical areas. This is in accordance with CDC guidance for healthcare settings and is a precaution until we reach sustained low levels of community transmission. Thank you for doing your part to keep our communities safe. 

COVID-19 vaccines expand to additional primary care locations in Ohio

COVID-19 vaccines expand to additional primary care locations in Ohio

We are expanding our COVID-19 vaccination program for primary care appointments in Ohio. Beginning June 22, patients 12 years and older can receive a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination during their primary care appointment (family medicine, internal medicine or general pediatrics) at 14 additional locations throughout Ohio.

Additional locations offering COVID-19 vaccines include:

  • Avon Pointe Family Health Center
  • Beachcliff Family Medicine (Rocky River)
  • Chesterland Medical Building
  • Columbia Road (Westlake Medical Campus Building)
  • Fairlawn Medical Office Building
  • Independence Family Health Center
  • Mayfield Village
  • North Olmsted (Fairview Hospital Medical Office)
  • Severance
  • Solon Family Health Center
  • Strongsville Family Health Center
  • Tallmadge Pediatrics
  • Willoughby Hills Family Health Center
  • Westown Pediatrics (Fairview Westown Physician Center)

After receiving their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine, patients can schedule a nurse visit to receive their second dose as a follow up appointment.

Additionally, patients with their Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) vaccination card, who need to complete the series, may receive the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine during an appointment.

Patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or provide written consent from their parent or guardian in order to receive the vaccine.

As a reminder, any Ohioan 12 years or older can schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at one of our dedicated vaccine clinic locations through MyChart or by calling 216.448.4117, Tuesday - Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Have questions about the vaccine for your child or teenager? Click here for resources, videos and FAQs.