Hutchinson Health has implemented Visitor Restrictions for our hospitalized patients. We have seen an increase in our Clinics and Emergency Department of patients who are testing positive for influenza viruses.
All visitors (those visiting hospitalized patients ) with influenza-like illness symptoms may not visit until 24 hours after fever resolves.
- Spouse/parents/primary caregiver with mild respiratory symptoms must wear a mask
- No children under the age of five may visit the hospital
- Large groups of visitors are discouraged from congregating
Patients are asked to notify the receptionist immediately if they have symptoms. The use of masks and alcohol hand based rub should be encouraged for all those with influenza like symptoms.