Flu-related visitation restrictions continue at local hospitals

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – In response to the ongoing high influenza cases nationwide and in the Tri-State area, the hospital members of the Community Patient Safety Coalition have decided to continue the unified hospital visitation restrictions for the foreseeable future.

The restrictions include:

· No visitors with influenza-like symptoms in the hospitals. 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.

The following hospitals are included in these restrictions: Daviess Community Hospital, Deaconess Health System, Gibson General Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Encompass Health Deaconess Rehabilitation, Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center (Jasper), Methodist Health (Henderson, KY), Select Specialty Hospital, St. Vincent Evansville, St. Vincent Warrick, St. Vincent Orthopedic Hospital, The Women’s Hospital, Methodist Health (Union County, KY).

Exceptions to these restrictions may be made for cases involving critically ill patients and end-of-life situations, and in some cases, healthy family members of newborns.

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(This story was originally published on Feb. 21, 2020)

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