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St. Claire Regional Medical Center Implements Temporary Visitation Restrictions Due to the Flu

Hospital news | Thursday, February 7, 2019
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Due to the increase of flu cases, St. Claire Regional Medical Center has implemented temporary visitor restrictions to protect the health and safety of patients, visitors and staff.

Until the end of flu season, visitation will be restricted for anyone under the age of 12, and anyone with flu-like symptoms. Only two visitors will be allowed in a patient’s room at a time, and they may be given masks or other protective clothing for use when visiting. Additional rules may be in place in special care units, such as labor & delivery, ICU and oncology. Compassionate visitation exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

As widespread flu is being reported throughout the state, it is important to remember that it’s not too late to get your flu shot as it is the single best way to prevent the flu. The CDC recommends flu vaccines for individuals 6 months and older. And, remember to wash your hands frequently using soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer to prevent the spread of flu. We truly appreciate everyone’s understanding and help in protecting our patients.