As of Thursday, March 15, age-related visitor restrictions due to the influenza season have been lifted at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. Flu activity has seen a decrease and it is now at safe levels to lift the age restrictions.
“We thank the community for their cooperation in helping to keep our patients safe during this unique flu season,” said Tami Binger, infection control preventionist at Fisher-Titus.
In February, the Medical Center restricted all children and youth under 18 from visiting patient care areas of the Medical Center. The policy was set in place as a safety measure to protect patients as the flu starts to impact the community.
“We will still have restrictions for ill visitors--advising them not to visit if they have the flu. Visitors should also ask for a mask if they have coughing, sneezing or other respiratory symptoms,” Binger said.
Anyone who is sick, especially if they may be coughing, sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, have a fever, or stomach problems including diarrhea, can help protect patients and community members by not visiting until their symptoms are gone, Binger added.