Visitors to Riley dining areas should use atrium entrance
Jan. 24, 2013
As Indiana continues to experience one of its worst flu seasons in the past decade, Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health has requested all students who visit the building’s heavily trafficked McDonald’s, cafeteria or Hubbard and Cravens Coffee and Tea to use the atrium entrance off Barnhill Drive to help prevent any possible further spread of the flu to patient areas throughout the hospital.
This request comes in addition to the Marion County Public Health Department’s announcement last week to restrict patient visitations at all county hospitals. Those restrictions include:
- Limiting patient visitors to adults only, including immediate family members, parents, spouse/domestic partner and spiritual counselors;
- Parents/guardians are allowed for patients 18 years of age and under;
- Visitors who have flu-like symptoms, such as fever, cough, chills or muscle aches will not be allowed;
- Wearing a protective mask if you exhibit any flu-like symptoms;
- Washing your hands, or using hand sanitizer often, while in the building.
The IU School of Medicine, IU Health and its patients appreciate your understanding of these temporary rules.
Fore more information on patient visitation restrictions, visit the 2013 Visitor Restrictions FAQ.