Health LaPorte and Starke hospitals are urging the public to follow visiting
recommendations within the hospitals to help prevent the spread of flu.
Both hospitals put
those visitor recommendations into effect after seeing “a slight increase in
the number of flu cases,” IU Health announced on Monday. The recommendations
are intended to “discourage the spread of flu and keep patients and
healthcare workers safe.”
policy, implemented on Monday, will remain in effect until further notice.
¥Only persons 18 or
older and healthy are being allowed to visit patients,
¥Only two persons
may visit a patient at a time.
¥Parents are being
asked to “refrain from bringing children to the
hospital as visitors.”
“coming to the hospital for treatment and having flu or
cold-like symptoms “should wear a protective mask provided at hospital
“It’s important to
remember that washing hands frequently, and covering coughs and sneezes with
a tissue, are extremely effective in reducing the spread of flu,” IU Health