Dr. Atul Gupta
Dr. Atul Gupta

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Ruth Colby, president and CEO of Silver Cross Hospital, and Dr. Atul Gupta, medical director of infectious disease at Silver Cross, addressed COVID-19 questions and concerns in a newly released video produced by the hospital.

The eight-minute video covers topics such as what to do if you have symptoms, visiting your local grocery store, checking in on elderly loved ones and more. The video is live on the hospital’s website at www.silvercross.org and on YouTube.

Additionally, in an effort to keep all patients, visitors and employees safe, the hospital has implemented visitor restrictions.

Until further notice, visitation is restricted throughout the entire hospital campus – including the main hospital, cancer center and emergency department.

Limited exceptions will be made to this new policy. Potential visitors should call the hospital’s main number at 815-300-1100 ahead to determine if they will be allowed to visit.

Those approved for a visit will be screened at the four main entrance points to the hospital – main entrance, Emergency Department, Pavilion A and B and the Cancer Center. Screenings will include asking the CDC-recommended questions regarding travel and exposure.

The screening and access to the building will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and and closed on Sundays.

Patients and family members are encouraged to connect with family and friends with their individual mobile and internet-connected devices.

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