IVCH Easing Visitor Restrictions with State of Illinois Phase 3 re-openings

Illinois Valley Community Hospital is easing some visitor restrictions as part of Phase 3 re-opening of the state of Illinois.

Beginning Monday, June 8, obstetrics patients who have sonogram appointments and all day surgery patients will be allowed to have one person accompany them into the hospital. The visitors will be screened and required to wear masks at all times. If you are accompanying a day surgery patient, you will have to stay in the patient’s room at all times.

Patients coming to IVCH for laboratory or other tests must wear masks and not sit closer than six feet between each other in waiting rooms. The hospital’s housekeeping staff will increase the frequency of disinfecting waiting room furniture, according to Tommy Hobbs, IVCH chief executive officer.

“Assuming current COVID-19 downward trends continue, there will be additional changes to the visitor policy in the coming weeks,” said Hobbs. “I am hopeful we can continue a consistent but safe increase in visitors going forward.”

The IVCH COVID Hotline at 815-780-3425 and our IVCH Care Today urgent care walk in clinic at 815-780-3855 are both open from 9 am – 5 pm weekdays and 10am – 4 pm weekends and most holidays for any questions or concerns about the coronavirus.

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