Presence hospitals add visitor restrictions because of flu

Presence hospitals add visitor restrictions because of flu

With flu remaining widespread in Illinois, two more hospitals in Urbana and Danville are imposing visitor restrictions for patient safety.

Presence Covenant Medical Center and Presence United Samaritans Medical Center announced Wednesday they are limiting visitors during flu season due to widespread flu activity to those ages 18 and older.

Other restrictions at those hospitals:

— No more than two people may visit a patient at once.

— People with symptoms of upper respiratory infections should refrain from visiting.

— Patients in isolation for flu treatment won't be allowed visitors.

Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana has adjusted visiting restrictions in one department, in neonatal intensive care, according to spokesman Mark Schultz.

In the Carle NICU, visitors must be over age 18 unless they are the parents; all visitors must be healthy with no symptoms of a cold, flu or other illnesses; and a total of two primary care givers and four support members may be allowed in the unit at once, he said.

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