Franciscan hospitals limiting visitors

INDIANAPOLIS — With the acceleration and spread of the omicron variant of the coronavirus, Franciscan Health hospitals in Indianapolis and Mooresville are implementing new visitation guidelines now in effect.

Patients at both facilities will only be permitted one visitor each day and it must be the same person during that time. Franciscan Health has taken these steps after consultation with the leaderships of Franciscan Alliance and Indiana State Department of Health.

In keeping with past visitation policies during the pandemic, Franciscan will continue screening all visitors to determine if they are at risk for COVID-19 or other communicable diseases. Those who do not pass screenings will not be permitted to enter the hospital.

A visitor, who must be 18 or older, is required to wear a hospital-provided isolation mask. In clinical areas, visitors should remain maintain social distancing (6-feet separation) and practice good hand-cleansing hygiene.

Visiting hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m. at both hospitals.