LANCASTER — Influenza visitor restrictions are in effect at Fairfield Medical Center as the result of a significant increase in the number of flu cases in the area.
The restrictions have been instituted as a precautionary measure to ensure a safe environment for FMC’s patients, visitors and employees and to reduce the chance for exposure during influenza season.
While the restrictions are in place:
• No visitors under the age of 12 are to be allowed above the first floor of the hospital (for rare exceptions, contact the House Supervisor at 740-243-1099).
• Limit visitors to primary support people, such as immediate family members and/or close friends (immediate family members may include spouses, grandparents, siblings over 12 years of age or, in some cases, significant others or very close friends).
• Individuals with flu-like symptoms (fever, cough or cold) are asked not to visit patients.
FMC continuously monitors flu activity and the restrictions are implemented and lifted at the discretion of our infectious disease physician. Restrictions will be lifted when the number of cases decrease.
For questions, or more information about flu visitor restrictions at FMC, call Kristin Shuman, MSN, RN, CNL, infection control practitioner, at 740-687-8625.