Centra implementing visitation restrictions at all facilities during flu season

(Centra’s Lynchburg General Hospital)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — Due to an increased flu presence in the area, Centra said it’s implementing temporary visitation restrictions at all of its facilities.

Centra said in order to protect patients from the flu and other infectious diseases, these new visitation restrictions had to be implemented.

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Here are their new guidelines during the remainder of the flu season:

Visitation to patient care areas is restricted to healthy adults,18 years and olderWe ask that you do not visit if you are sick, have a fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, headache, muscle or joint painPlease, no more than two visitors at a time per patient roomChildren may not be left unattended

Centra said these restrictions are to protect patients and help stop the spread of the flu and other infectious diseases.

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They said the temporary restriction will be lifted once the flu season has declined.

Other healthcare facilities and hospitals in the region have also adopted similar visitation restrictions.

Centra said the new guidelines and restrictions are effective immediately.

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