TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Union Health announced on Monday updated visitor restrictions at its two local hospitals due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We understand this will be challenging, but we’re committed to taking the necessary steps to protect you, your family and our community,” a news release sent Monday reads.

The following restrictions will go into effect Tuesday, Jan. 18 at Union Hospital Terre Haute and Union Hospital Clinton:

  • Visiting hours are from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Visitors must be 18 years or older.
  • Visitors are required to wear a mask at all times

The following are updated guidelines for non-COVID-19 visitations:

  • One designated visitor, including the Emergency Room
  • One visitor permitted in the waiting room
  • Two visitors – parents only – in the NICU/Pediatrics
  • Two designated visitors for Labor Room and Mother/Baby
  • One designated visitor for outpatient testing
  • Two parents may accompany underage child for testing

Visitors are permitted to accompany vulnerable patients only, including patients with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, cognitive impairments – including dementia, Down Syndrome, autism, victims of sexual battery – including an advocate present during a medical forensic exam.

The following are updated guidelines for suspected or confirmed COVID-19 visitations:

  • One designated visitor permitted for most patients.

Virtual visit options are available for all patients. All visitors will not be permitted multiple trips or visits in a single day.

The following restrictions will apply to all Union Medical Group facilities, including both Convenient Care locations:

  • Visitors are required to wear a mask at all times
  • One visitor permitted in waiting room and exam room
  • Two visitors – parents or legal guardian only – in Pediatrics
  • Two designated visitors in OB
  • One designated visitor for outpatient testing
  • Two parents may accompany underage child for testing

Visitors are permitted to accompany vulnerable patients only at any Union Health locations, including patients with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, cognitive impairments – including dementia, Down Syndrome, autism, victims of sexual battery – including an advocate present during a medical forensic exam.