Altru - updated visitor restrictions
Pat Sweeney | Mar 26, 2020 AT 12:00 pm
Altru Health System has announced new restrictions on visitors:
No visitors are allowed in the emergency department, but if a patient requires assistance or a driver, exemptions for one visitor may be made.
No visitors in inpatient units, but some exceptions may be made by clinical administration.
Only one visitor is allowed in OB and Labor & Delivery units, procedural departments, the Family Birthing Center and for clinic appointments.
Two visitors are allowed in the NICU and Pediatric Unit (Parent/Guardian only) and procedural departments for patients under age 18.
· - All visitors and patients will continue to be screened upon entering Altru facilities.
· - Visitors should not have symptoms of respiratory infection such as a cough, shortness of breath or a fever.
· - No visitors under age 18.
· - Exceptions may be made by clinical administration for critical illness or end of life situations.
In addition, Altru will limit non-Altru staff from attending meetings, volunteer activities and events at Altru locations now through April 12. These limitations will include outside vendors and contractors that are non-essential to patient care or business operations. We will also be prioritizing virtual meetings and rescheduling, canceling or adjusting any meetings or events involving more than 20 people.