University of Iowa Health Care announced that additional visitor restrictions will go into effect Wednesday at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. All visits to adult patients will be temporarily suspended, and pediatric patients will be limited to one visitor per day. Since March 13, UI Health Care has been limiting the number of public entrances and screening all patients and visitors entering for symptoms of the flu and COVID-19. “It is critical we maintain the highest levels of safety for our patients and staff, and that means limiting the number of people in our facilities so we can follow social distancing,” said Suresh Gunasekaran, CEO of UI Hospitals and Clinics and associate vice president for UI Health Care. The hospitals and clinics remain open for all essential health care services, he said. To date, over 95% of patients have no symptoms of COVID-19. All COVID-19-positive patients are kept in isolation. “We are instituting these measures so that all patients can continue to come to our campus and know that they will be safe and taken care of,” Gunasekaran said.