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Riley Hospital for Children implements visitor restrictions

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Posted at 3:16 PM, Dec 11, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-11 15:16:10-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Riley Hospital for Children announced they will be implementing visitor restrictions in response to an increase in respiratory illnesses in the community.

Restrictions will be effective beginning at 9 p.m. tonight, Dec. 11.

These are the visitor restrictions, according to the hospital:

  • Only parents or legal guardians and four adults identified by parents/legal guardians will be allowed.
  • Maternity patients are allowed to have six designated adult visitors.
  • No visitors under the age of 18 will be allowed to visit, including siblings. Exceptions can be made in certain cases and will be at the discretion of the unit manager.
  • Any person showing signs of illness should not visit until they are healthy

"These visitor restrictions are a proactive and precautionary measure to safeguard the health of our patients, their families, and our staff during this time," the hospital said in a press release.

The restrictions will remain in place until respiratory illness rates decline, typically during the spring.