TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Due to the proliferation of the COVID-19 virus, Union Hospital today announced new restrictions for patient visitation. Patients will be limited to one individual visitor for the duration of their hospital stay.
Amanda Scott of the hospital’s public relations and marketing department said that those visiting patients must be at least 18 years old and must be screened for COVID-19 symptoms before their visit and will not be allowed to visit if they demonstrate symptoms. Visitors are required to wear a mask at all times.
One visitor can accompany a patient to an appointment or procedure, a trip to the emergency room and the labor room, as well as visit the patient’s hospital room. Two visitors are allowed for patients in the neonatal and pediatrics departments, but they must be the same two individuals for the duration of the patient’s stay.
Patients with or suspected of having COVID-19 will not be allowed a visitor unless they are nearing the end of their lives.
Visitation hours for the hospital are 11 a.m.-8 p.m.