View up to date information on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) from the Illinois Department of Public Health
You can also visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website or our HSHS COVID-19 page.

Visitor guidelines


Visitor restrictions put in place at HSHS Illinois hospitals have been updated due to a decline in COVID-19 numbers in central and southern Illinois. Visitors will still be required to wear a mask at all times while in the hospitals and should expect to be screened.\

Visitors will now be permitted as follows: 
  • Emergency department: One visitor who must remain in the patient’s room for the duration of visit.
  • Inpatient adult: One visitor during the hours of 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Surgery: One visitor in the waiting room only for the duration of the surgical procedure.
  • Outpatient diagnostic and therapy services: Patient being provided outpatient services are encouraged to come alone whenever possible or have visitors wait outside until services are complete.
  • Patients with intellectual and/or developmental disability or cognitive impairments: One support person.
Children under 16 are not permitted to visit, unless they are the parent of a child receiving care.

We will continue to review and modify visitor policies as the COVID-19 situation evolves and infection prevention guidance from federal and state public health agencies is updated.