SCCH Flu Season Visitation Guidelines

1/3/2018

SCCH Flu Season Visitation Guidelines

Sullivan County Community Hospital has placed limitations on visitors due to an increase in flu activity. No visitors below the age of 16 are allowed to visit in patient care areas and only parents and grandparents are permitted to visit in the OB department. These restrictions are in effect until further notice.

 If you have a fever, cough, sore throat, vomiting and/or diarrhea, please postpone your visit until you have been symptom-free for 24 hours.

SCCH recommends that you cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow, use hand sanitizer after every cough or sneeze, and maintain a healthy lifestyle to prevent the spread of the flu.

Meanwhile, the return of students to Indiana schools from their winter break is expected to bring about an increase in flu-related illnesses for their age groups.

Health officials say there is almost always an increase in the week after classes resume in the new year, as more students interact with other children and spread any diseases or viral strains they may have picked up during family celebrations.

The State Health Department also reminds you that the best ways to protect yourself against the flu are to get a flu shot and wash your hands with soap and water. All visitors to SCCH should properly disinfect their hands by washing with soap and water or using sanitizing gel when entering and leaving the facilities in order to prevent the spread of the flu virus.

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