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December 26, 2023

Visitor restrictions in place at IU Health locations

Due to a rise in the number of reported cases of flu and other respiratory viruses, IU Health will begin limiting visitors at its healthcare facilities to prevent spreading and protect patients and team members.

All IU Health hospitals except those in the South Central Region will limit visitors beginning Tuesday, Dec. 26. South Central Region facilities will begin Wednesday, Dec. 27. Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is already observing restrictions.

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

  • There is a limit of two visitors (18 or older) at any one time (exceptions can be made for end-of-life-situations).
  • Visitors younger than 18 years will not be permitted on patient units.
  • Visitors who have flu-like or COVID-19 symptoms, such as fever, cough, chills or muscle aches, will not be allowed to visit patients.
  • Masking is suggested for visitors to protect patients due to high levels of circulating viruses.
  • Visitors, vendors, volunteers and team members must be vigilant about hand washing and covering coughs.