NEW LENOX, IL — As coronavirus cases increase across the state, Silver Cross Hospital has updated its visitor policy. The hospital has seen increased COVID-related hospitalizations over the last few weeks, Director of Marketing and Community Relations Debra Robbins told Patch.
As of Monday morning, there are 75 total isolated patients at the hospital. 71 patients are positive for the coronavirus, while four are patients under investigation.
Robbins said one patient is on a ventilator.
“With the growing number of COVID cases in the region, to keep our patients and staff safe, we’ve also implemented visitor restrictions effective today, Nov. 2,” Robbins said.
The new changes are:
For emergency department, procedural care unit and obstetrics: 1 visitor is allowed, but it must be the same visitor throughout
Inpatients: No visitors allowed unless approved for special circumstances such as a pediatric patient, end-of-life situations, or patients with special needs.
Outpatients: No visitors allowed unless the patient needs additional support, such as a pediatric patient, or patients with special needs.
“Please remember to mask, wash your hands often, and practice social distancing,” Robbins said.
This article originally appeared on the New Lenox Patch