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Temporary visitation restrictions at Centra facilities

Due to the increased prevalence of flu in our area all Centra facilities are implementing temporary visitation restrictions, a press release from Centra stated.

According to the release the measures are in place in order to protect patients from flu and other infectious diseases. We have implemented new visitation restrictions. We respectfully ask our community to follow these new guidelines during the remainder of the flu season:

• Visitation is limited to healthy adults

• 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

• 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 went on to say, Centra will lift this temporary restriction once the flu season has declined. Other area health care facilities and hospitals are adopting similar visitation restrictions. These restrictions are effective immediately.