Riley at IU Health Lifts Visitor Restrictions
—Because flu activity has continued to decrease, visitor restrictions implemented at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health during the recent flu epidemic have been lifted. However, per its usual policy during respiratory viral season, the Riley Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at IU Health will not be allowing visits by anyone younger than 18, except parents, until viral season ends, typically in April.
The visitor restriction policy was originally implemented by all Indianapolis area hospitals on Jan. 18 at the recommendation of the Marion County Health Department after flu activity reached its highest level since 2009. Because children can be at greater risk of serious flu complications, Riley at IU Health made the decision to continue limiting visitors to its facilities after Feb. 8, when the restrictions were lifted at Indiana University Health Methodist, Saxony and University hospitals, and the IU Health Simon Cancer Center.