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December 13, 2022

Visitor restrictions begin at some IU Health hospitals

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 hospitals to prevent spreading and protect patients and team members. The current list of facilities with restrictions is below.

Additional IU Health facilities will decide whether to implement visitor restrictions based on local conditions and respiratory virus data. Please check back for the most current information.

Facility and Start Date

  • IU Health Arnett Hospital – Dec. 6
  • IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital – Dec. 12
  • IU Health Blackford Hospital Dec. 12
  • IU Health Frankfort Hospital – Dec. 6
  • IU Health Jay Hospital – Dec. 12
  • IU Health Methodist Hospital – Dec. 5
  • IU Health North Hospital – Dec. 5
  • IU Health Saxony Hospital – Dec. 5
  • IU Health Tipton – Dec. 5
  • IU Health University Hospital – Dec. 5
  • IU Health West Hospital – Dec. 5
  • IU Health White Memorial Hospital – Dec. 6
  • Riley Hospital for Children – already observing restrictions

    The following restrictions will remain in effect until viral illness rates decline:

    • Only immediate family (18 or older) will be allowed to visit and be on the patient unit, with a limit of two visitors at any one time.
    • Visitors younger than 18 years* will not be permitted on patient units (exceptions made for parents/guardians younger than 18).
    • Masking is required for visitors and team members in all patient encounters (i.e., when in a room with a patient).
    • Visitors who have flu-like or COVID-19 symptoms, such as fever, cough, chills or muscle aches, will not be allowed to visit patients.
    • Visitors, vendors, volunteers and team members must be vigilant about hand washing and covering coughs.

    *Age restriction due to high flu activity in younger children; this population is also at high risk for serious flu complications.

    Exceptions to visitor restrictions may be made by regional leadership in special circumstances (such as end of life).


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