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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Franciscan Health Olympia Fields Enhances Visitor Restrictions Because Of Novel COVID-19 Activity

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OLYMPIA FIELDS, Illinois - With the continued spread of the novel COVID-19 coronavirus and flu season, Franciscan Health Olympia Fields will enhance visitor restrictions and screenings effective at 8 p.m., Monday, March 16.

Exceptions may be considered in the following circumstances where one healthy adult visitor per patient may be allowed:

  • Power of Attorney and Guardians
  • Emergency Department
  • Labor and Delivery and Special Care Nursery (Franciscan Family Birth Center)
  • Outpatient Surgery
  • Pediatric Patients
  • End-of-life situations

For the safety of patients and staff, the restrictions include:

  • Appropriate and approved visitors will be screened at the entrances. If a visitor has a fever of 100.4º F or higher or has other symptoms (cough, sore throat, stuffy/runny nose, chills, nausea or vomiting), they will not be allowed to enter the hospital to visit.
  • Appropriate and approved visitors who pass the health screenings will receive a sticker for the day.
  • Any COVID-19 positive inpatient will not be allowed visitors, except the parent of a child who is a patient with COVID-19.
  • All hospital clinical staff will be screened at their respective units and departments at the beginning of their shifts.
  • Visitors arriving with children younger than 18, cannot enter the hospital with the child.

Franciscan Health Olympia Fields (20201 South Crawford Avenue, Olympia Fields, Illinois)

The following hospital entrances will remain open as points of access. All other entrances will be locked down.

  • Main Entrance (West) for patients and visitors
  • Emergency Department Entrance for Emergency Department patients only

Visitors who pass the health screenings will receive and are required to wear a visitor sticker during their time in the hospital.

Four valet attendants will be staffed at the Main Entrance (West). Valet parking is free.

This is a public health issue, and it is our intent to protect the health and safety of our patients, our visitors and our employees. In doing so, we can reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19, flu and other seasonal-related medical issues.


For updates on Franciscan’s response to the coronavirus, visit FranciscanHealth.org/covid-19.

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