Bayhealth issues temporary flu visitation policy

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Bayhealth issues temporary flu visitation policy

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With the number of flu cases on the rise statewide, Bayhealth is issuing a temporary flu visitation policy.

Beginning this week, guests under 16 years of age are restricted from visiting anyone at Bayhealth’s Kent and Sussex Campuses. This policy only affects visitors, not individuals coming in to receive medical care.

Bayhealth officials are also asking anyone over the age of 16 who is experiencing flu-like symptoms to avoid visiting anyone at the hospital at this time.

“Our goal is to protect our patients. This temporary flu visitation policy is being enacted to protect our patients from getting the flu or other illnesses. We appreciate everyone’s understanding,” said Infection Prevention Senior Manager Kelly Gardner, RN, CIC.

If you have flu-like symptoms and are seeking medical treatment at Bayhealth, you are asked to use the items found at respiratory etiquette stations throughout the facilities, including hand sanitizer, face masks, and tissues.

Courtesy: WMDT