Michigan City is announcing new visitor restrictions, as cases of COVID-19
Adult visitors will
be allowed under specific circumstances. The hospital will continue
screening all visitors to determine if they are at risk for COVID-19 or
other communicable diseases. Those who do not pass screenings will not be
permitted to enter the hospital. All visitors will be required to wear
masks, practice social distancing, and practice good hand hygiene. Visitors
must be 18 or older.
-- Inpatients and
critical-care inpatients: Non-COVID-19 patients may have one designated
visitor per day. Ideally, visitors will be those identified as involved in
ongoing caregiving/support for the patient and will be able to assist with
education and caregiving once the patient is released from hospital.
COVID-19 patients may not have visitors, but may have virtual visitors.
-- Labor and
delivery: A laboring woman will be allowed one visitor, a spouse or partner
during labor and delivery. In addition, a labor coach will be allowed.
-- Emergency room:
No visitors, unless covered under other exception. Victims of sexual assault
have the right to have an advocate present.
Outpatients/ambulatory: No visitors unless covered under other exception.
-- Surgery: No
visitors unless covered under other exception.
end-of-life: One visitor will be allowed for the duration. A second visitor
will be allowed on a rotating basis with no more than two visitors at a
end-of-life: One visitor will be allowed. The visitor must wear full PPE
while in attendance.
-- Minors and
non-decisional patients: One visitor will be allowed only for patients who
do not have actual or legal decisional capacity. Those include persons under
18, persons with dementia, and persons whose condition precludes obtaining
an accurate history or decision-making.
-- Clergy: The
patient or the patientís representative may request a member of the
Franciscan Spiritual Care Department or outside (community) clergy to be
present. Clergy must wear required PPE while in attendance.