LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - IU Health and Franciscan hospitals have both announced a visitor ban amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Effective immediately, there will be no visitors allowed at any IU Health hospitals.
Exceptions will be considered in a few areas, including the NICU, delivery, pediatrics, the emergency department, outpatient surgery and new patient admission. However, the hospital says it is limiting the potential visitor to just one healthy adult.
In end-of-life situations, two visitors will be allowed per patient
A patient being directly admitted to the hospital may also be allowed a visitor at the time of admission only.
No visitors will be allowed at any Franciscan Health campus, except in a few situations.
One healthy adult will be allowed with patients in the Emergency Department, Labor and Delivery at Franciscan Health Lafayette East, Outpatient Surgery, Pediatrics Unit at Franciscan Health Lafayette East, NICU at Franciscan Health Lafayette East, Outpatient Cancer Center services and End-of-life situations.
The new policy goes into effect Monday.
At Franciscan Health Lafayette East, the north entrance will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for approved visitors. The Emergency Department and Center for Women and Children entrances will be open 24/7 for patients. The visitors entrance will be closed.
In Crawfordsville and Rensselaer, the emergency room will the the only access point to the hospital.