Although many times your first instinct is to visit a loved one while they
are in the hospital, please help us protect your friends and family. For
everyone’s safety, we have put the following visitor restrictions
- Individuals experiencing flu-like symptoms, such as a fever, cough or trouble
breathing, should NOT VISIT at this time.
- Children must be at least 13 years of age to visit hospital patients.
- Limit of two visitors per patient at a time.
Face masks are available at the information desk or the nurses’ station
if you have a cough.
Some additional guidelines to consider when visiting the hospital are:
- Do not visit the hospital if you have symptoms of the flu - runny nose,
cough, fever, etc.
- Visitors should wash their hands often and before entering and leaving
a patient's room. Waterless hand sanitizer is available in all patient
rooms and on the nursing units.
The flu is contagious, meaning it can spread from person to person. People
can spread the flu before they know they are sick — and while they
have the flu. In addition to the flu vaccine, additional every day precautions
can also be taken to help prevent the spread of flu. The Centers for Disease
Control recommend the following:
- Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
- If you are sick with flu–like illness, stay home for at least 24
hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other
necessities. Your fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.
- While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw
the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available,
use an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
If you are feeling sick, learn more about the flu symptoms and where to
go to get treatment.