Schneck implements restrictions to fight flu

Schneck Medical Center has implemented visitor restrictions to help protect against the spread of influenza.

The hospital announced Monday that no more than three visitors may be admitted to a patient’s room at one time. Visitors must be at least 18-years-old, be an immediate family member or a significant others as identified by the patient.

Anyone with the following symptoms is asked to refrain from visiting patients:
• Fever and/or chills
• Sore throat
• Muscle aches
• Runny or stuffy nose
• Cough
• Fatigue
• Headache
• Vomiting and/or diarrhea

All visitors must thoroughly wash their hands or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer before and after visiting a patient. Hand sanitizer can be found throughout the hospital as well as outside each patient’s room.

“We’ve seen an increase in the number of people with flu-like symptoms in the last few weeks,” said Stacy East, Infection Preventionist at Schneck. She is urging you to get the flu vaccine as soon as possible in order to protect themselves for the rest of the season.

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