Hospital visitor restrictions remain

From Local Sources

JASPER — Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is reminding the community that the hospital remains under visitor restrictions due to the current flu season.

The restrictions include:

• No visitors with influenza-like symptoms in the hospital. Symptoms include cough, sore throat, fever, chills, aches, runny or stuffy nose, and vomiting or diarrhea.

• No visitors under the age of 15.

• No visitors other than immediate family or other significant persons as defined by the patient.

Exceptions to these restrictions may be made for cases involving critically ill patients and end-of-life situations. Some restrictions may be modified to accommodate healthy siblings of newborn babies.
Visitors are encouraged to wash their hands frequently while in the hospital.

According to Memorial Hospital, these measures are being taken in an effort to protect patients, families and hospital staff.

The hospital also released information and guidelines regarding COVID-19, or the coronavirus.

It recommends following information and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which can be found here.

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