Centra implements visitation guidelines to prevent spread of flu

Published 10:40 am Friday, February 8, 2019

Centra Southside Community Hospital in Farmville is implementing visitation restrictions immediately to protect patients from flu and other infectious diseases, a release from the health organization cited Friday.

The guidelines are listed below:

• Visitation is limited to healthy adults

• Please do not visit if you are sick, have a fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, headache,
muscle or joint pain

• For protection of children and patients, it is highly recommended children not be brought
into any Centra facility unless medical attention is needed

• Please no more than two visitors at a time per patient

“These restrictions aim to protect patients and halt the spread of influenza and other infectious diseases,” the release cited. “Centra will lift this temporary restriction once the flu season has declined.”

Centra is among other area healthcare facilities and hospitals adopting similar visitation restrictions, the release cited.