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Gibson General implements visitation restrictions due to flu

2/15/2019

Due to the recent increase in reported influenza cases in Gibson County and the surrounding area, the following visitation restrictions are being implemented immediately:

 

 
No visitors with respiratory infections or influenza-like symptoms. These include cough, sore throat, fever, chills, aches, runny or stuffy nose, and vomiting or diarrhea.

o   If a visitor or patient with respiratory infection or flu-like symptoms must come to the hospital, we ask that they wear a mask.

·        No visitors under the age of 15.

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

All visitors should use hand sanitizer when entering the building and wash hands with soap and water when entering or leaving a patient’s room. Masks, hand sanitizers and waste containers are available at all hospital entrances.

 “We are implementing these temporary restrictions in order to limit further spread of the flu virus and keep our patients, staff and community healthy,” said Kara Moyer, MSN, RN, CEN, director of emergency and quality services at Gibson General Hospital. “We will continue to monitor flu activity on a daily basis and adjust our visiting policy as needed.”


 
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