Another Local COVID-19 Death Reported, Area Hospitals Update Visitor Policies

Jul 7, 2020

Parkview Health Network has updated its visitor policy as the novel coronavirus pandemic continues on.
Credit Rebecca Green / WBOI

  The Indiana Department of Health is reporting another death in Allen County due to COVID-19.

The death is not yet reflected in Allen County Department of Health’s official tally.

It is the 132nd death due to the disease recorded in Allen County, where there have been 2,840 positive tests.

 

Elsewhere in northeast Indiana, LaGrange County’s daily reporting numbers continue to decline, and have done so since mid-June when the county enacted a requirement for everyone to wear face masks in public indoor spaces.

 

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19  ticked up statewide, from 613 Sunday to 655 on Monday, according to the Indiana Department of Health.

 

Parkview Health Network has updated its visitor policy, in place since the beginning of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The new policy includes the allowance of one adult visitor in certain situations and in certain departments.

Starting Tuesday, visitors will be permitted in:

  • Hospital inpatient units: One adult visitor per patient, with visiting hours for these units limited from 2-8 p.m. daily
  • Emergency Departments: One adult visitor per patient
  • Family Birthing Centers: One adult visitor per patient for the duration of their stay
  • Pediatric inpatients: Up to two parents or guardians for the duration of their stay
  • Inpatient and outpatient procedures: One adult visitor per patient
  • Lab and radiology: One adult visitor per patient

 

No visitors will be permitted for hospital patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. Exceptions may be granted for end-of-life situations on a case-by-case basis.

 

The following policies and procedures apply to all permitted visitors:

  • All visitors must be adults (at least 18 years old)
  • Visitors must not have any symptoms of COVID-19 and will be subject to screening
  • All visitors and patients are required to wear a face mask at all times inside any Parkview facility. Those who don’t have a mask will be given one upon arrival. 

 

For more information about Parvkiew's visitor changes, visit Parkview.com/COVID19.