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CCH restricts visiting on Maternal Child Unit due to flu

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  • Written By: Felicia Messimer
CCH restricts visiting on Maternal Child Unit due to flu

Campbell County Health has initiated visiting restrictions on the Maternal Child and Labor & Delivery unit at Campbell County Health due to a recent rise in cases of influenza, or flu, within the community. Pioneer Manor visiting restrictions remain in place.

  • Maternal Child has restricted visiting to the mother's spouse or significant other and two additional visitors at any one time. Visiting in Labor & Delivery is always limited to three.
  • Children under 12 years old are not permitted to visit. The newborn's sibling(s), who are under 12 years old, may visit if they are screened for symptoms of illness by Maternal Child nurses.
  • Visitors who feel ill should not visit.
  • Masks and hand sanitizer are available throughout the hospital and at each entrance. Patients presenting at the Emergency Department, Campbell County Medical Group Walk-in Clinic or other specialty clinics in the hospital should wear a mask and use hand sanitizer if they feel ill or have cold or flu symptoms such as fever or cough.

"Newborns are at a higher risk for contracting influenza than the general population," according to Veronica Taylor, CCH Infection Prevention Specialist. "We will continue to monitor the cases within the community and look to lift the restrictions as soon as it is safe for our patients and employees."

To check on current restrictions, visit www.ccmh.net/VisitingRestrictions.

Media Contact
Karen Clarke
Manager Community Relations
Phone: 307-688-1581
Email: karen.clarke@ccmh.net