VA imposing visit restrictions to minimize flu

DANVILLE — The Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System is putting visitor restrictions in place to minimize the spread of influenza.

Officials are asking the public to refrain from visiting the medical center's campus at 1900 E. Main St., Danville, if they have a cough, congestion, runny nose or fever. They may visit after they have not had symptoms for at least 24 hours.

If they must be on campus, visitors should wear a protective mask during their visit. They may ask a staff member for a mask.

They also should wash their hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer to stop the spread of germs.

Youths 18 and under will be allowed to visit.

Officials also said it's not too late for veterans who are enrolled for care at the Danville medical center or any of the community-based outpatient clinics to get a flu shot. If they're interested, they should talk to their primary care team.

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