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Respiratory infections, flu lead to visitor restrictions at Riley Hospital for Children

Riley Hospital for Children implementing temporary visitor restrictions

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A surge in respiratory viral infections and the flu among children led a downtown Indianapolis children’s hospital on Monday to initiate visitor restrictions.

Riley Hospital for Children will begin the visitor restrictions at 9 p.m. Monday.

The restrictions are expected to remain in place until respiratory illnesses drop, which usually happened in the spring.

The hospital, part of IU Health, says these are the restrictions:

  • Only parents or legal guardians and four adults identified by parents/legal guardians will be
  • Maternity patients are allowed to have six designated adult visitors.
  • No visitors younger than 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.