Respiratory Virus-Related Restrictions: Visitor Information

Due to a rise in the number of reported cases of flu and other respiratory viruses, IU Health is restricting visitors at some of its healthcare locations to protect patients and prevent further spreading. View full details.

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IU Health Implements Temporary Visitor Restrictions to Help Prevent the Spread of Respiratory Viruses

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January 02, 2019

Due to a rise in the number of reported cases of flu and other respiratory viruses, IU Health is limiting visitors at some of its healthcare facilities to prevent further spreading protect patients and staff. 

Additional IU Health facilities may implement restrictions in the future, so please check back for the most current information.

Facility & Start Date

Visitor restrictions* include:

  • Only spouses, significant others, parents or legal guardians (18 or older) will be allowed to visit and be on the patient unit (exceptions can be made for end-of-life-situations).
  • Siblings and children younger than 18 years will not be permitted on patient units.
  • Patients will not go off their unit, except for testing or therapy; at Riley in Indianapolis, evening visits for inpatients may be arranged in the Child Life Zone.
  • Visitors who have flu-like symptoms, such as fever, cough, chills or muscle aches, will not be allowed to visit patients.
  • Patients with flu-like symptoms will be asked to wear a surgical or isolation mask.
  • Visitors and parents should wash their hands or use hand sanitizer before entering the building.

*IU Health recognizes the role that family plays in a patient’s recovery. Exceptions to the policy may be made under special circumstances. 

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