Memorial Hospital restricts visitors due to flu

From Local Sources

JASPER – Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper has put visitor restrictions in place in an effort to reduce the risk of spreading influenza to patients.

Restrictions include:

• No visitors allowed with influenza-like systems, including cough, sore throat, fever, chills, aches, runny or stuffy nose, and/or 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.

• Visitors are encouraged to clean their hands frequently while in the hospital and wear protective face masks when instructed.

Exceptions to the restrictions may be made for cases involving critically ill patients and end-of-life situations. Restrictions may also be modified to accommodate healthy siblings of newborn babies.

The restrictions were developed using recommendations from the Community Safety Patient Coalition.

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