Visitor restrictions at Illinois Valley Community Hospital continue to
be eased as the number of new coronavirus cases in the state continues
to trend downward.
Patients on the hospital’s medical floor and in the intensive care
unit will each be allowed to have one visitor beginning Monday, June 15th
with certain restrictions. Among them:
- The patient must designate who their visitor will be and that person will
be the only visitor allowed to see the patient throughout their hospital stay.
- The visitor will be required to enter IVCH through the northeast entrance
and be screened; afterward, they must wear a mask at all times, even in
the room of the patient they are visiting.
- The visitor will have to check in at the nurses’ station before going
to the patient’s room and they will have to wear a visitor tag at
Also beginning this week, IVCH emergency department patients may be accompanied
by one other person who will be screened and required to wear a mask at
all times while in the hospital. The accompanying person will not be allowed
to leave the ED patient’s room unless authorized to do so by an
IVCH staff member.
The new visitor rules come after IVCH announced last week that obstetrics
patients who have sonogram appointments and all day surgery patients are
now allowed to have one person accompany them into the hospital.
Patients coming to IVCH for x-rays and lab tests are still being asked
not to bring anyone with them unless medically necessary. Patients who
have appointments at IVCH Medical Group offices or who are going to the
CareToday walk-in clinic are also asked to come alone if possible. These
restrictions do not apply to pediatric (children) patients accompanied
by their parents or other responsible adults.