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Franciscan Health Olympia Fields limits visitors in response to recent surge of COVID-19 (free content)

Franciscan Health Olympia Fields officials announced Thursday that visitor restrictions were implemented in response to the dramatic spike in COVID-19 cases in the region.

Hospital visitors, healthy or otherwise, will not be allowed access to hospital visitor waiting areas.

Instead, visitors must now wait outside the hospital until the accompanying patient is admitted to a room or leaves the hospital.

One healthy adult visitor, approved under visiting exemptions, accompanying a patient will be required to be screened to determine if they are at risk for COVID-19 or other communicable diseases. Those who do not pass screenings will not . . .

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