PARIS, Ill. (WTHI) – In response to increasing flu activity in Illinois, the Paris Community Hospital and Family Medical Center is enacting visitor restrictions.
Recommended by the Illinois Department of Public Health, the restrictions will remain in effect until further notice.
“These measures are strictly precautionary at this point,” said Amy Arnett, RN, infection control manager at PCH/FMC. “We have not experienced the high levels of influenza-like illness that many Illinois counties have; and hopefully we won’t.”
The restrictions are as follows:
- Limit the number of visitors to two at a time.
- No visitors under age 18.
- Visitors to pediatric patients should be parents and grandparents only.
- Do not visit if you have a fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher), sore throat, or cough.
Visitors who have any of these symptoms, but still need to enter the facility, should obtain a mask and disinfect their hands at one of respiratory hygiene stations.
News 10 confirmed with Regional Hospital that there are NO visiting restrictions there but they are keeping a close eye on the situation.