Flu Visitor Restrictions

So far this flu season, the CDC estimates there have been at least 4.6 million flu illnesses nationwide.

January 9, 2020

flu visitor restrictions

Due to a large number of flu cases in the Rochester area, Rochester General HospitalUnity Hospital, Newark-Wayne Community Hospital, and United Memorial Medical Center have initiated visitor restrictions. 
 
These restrictions are being implemented as part of a coordinated effort involving all hospitals in Monroe County to minimize flu exposure to patients. So far this flu season, the CDC estimates there have been at least 4.6 million flu illnesses nationwide and 39,000 hospitalizations.

Rochester Regional Health visitor restrictions include:

  • Only two visitors per patient at a time
  • Parents/caregivers are not counted as visitors
  • All visitors must be at least 14-years-old
    Exception: Healthy siblings of any age may visit newborns
  • Patients should not receive visitors who are experiencing:
    Sore throat, fever, runny nose, cough, sneezing, or other flu-like symptoms (even if the visitor has been vaccinated against the flu)

For up-to-date flu information, how to stay healthy, and to find out what to expect this season, read our tips on how to prevent and treat the flu

Thank you for your understanding and participation in this important initiative to keep our patients, employees, and visitors safe and healthy this flu season. If you have any questions about visitor restrictions, please contact Melissa Bronstein via email: [email protected] or phone: (585) 922-5609.

 

 

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