To protect patients, Great River Medical Center is limiting visitors until
flu season ends.
People who are 14 or younger are not allowed to visit.
Visiting is limited to one adult. Patients who have flu-like symptoms will
be asked to wear masks to protect others in treatment and waiting areas.
Only spouses or partners, grandparents and healthy siblings of the baby
may visit. Siblings must be free from flu symptoms for 48 hours before visiting.
Pediatrics Unit (patients under 18)
Only patients and grandparents can visit.
The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can
cause mild to severe illness, and it can lead to death.
People can infect others with the flu about 24 hours before they have symptoms.
Those who have been exposed to someone with the flu or who have flu symptoms
should not visit patients. Symptoms include:
- Body aches
- Cough or sore throat
- Diarrhea or vomiting
- Fever or chills
- Runny nose