IU Health is lifting their previous visitor restrictions effective immediately due to the low number of positive influenza cases throughout the local area and the state. The restrictions were put in place to protect patients, families and colleagues from unnecessary potential exposure to the flu virus in mid-January at I-U Health LaPorte and Starke hospitals, I-U Health Lakeshore Surgicare and all rehabilitation facilities.
IU Health continues to encourage all visitors to use their best judgment when visiting a loved one in the hospital. In order to protect patients, visitors should be healthy. In addition, all are encouraged to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer often.