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CCMH flu update and visiting restrictions

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  • Written By: Felicia Messimer

Across Wyoming reports of the flu are on the rise—with 460 cases reported so far and Campbell County leading with 167 cases as of January 1, according to the Associated Press. At CCMH, we are taking proactive measures to limit the spread of the flu.

You can protect yourself by:

  • Washing your hands often with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Covering your nose and mouth either with a tissue or the inside of your arm when you cough or sneeze.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, as germs spread this way.
  • Getting a flu shot —it's not too late! The Centers for Disease Control recommends that everyone six months and older get vaccinated. Get a flu shot from your healthcare provider, Campbell County Public Health, CCMH Walk-In Clinic or pharmacy.

And, if you are sick with flu-like symptoms such as a fever, body aches, tiredness and cough, please limit contact with others as much as possible. Learn more about flu-like symptoms at Flu.gov.

If you experience any of the following, please seek medical attention immediately:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Dizziness or confusion
  • Severe or persistent vomiting
  • Flu-like symptoms that improve but then return with fever and worse cough

For more information on the flu, please visit www.ccmh.net/flu411.

Restrictions
As of December 30, CCMH has initiated visiting restrictions in Labor & Delivery, Maternal Child and Pioneer Manor due to a rise in cases of influenza. Visitors who feel ill, or have symptoms such as fever or cough, should not visit.

The Maternal Child and Labor & Delivery units at the hospital have restricted visiting to:

  • Children under 12 years old are not permitted to visit.
  • The mother’s spouse or significant other and two additional visitors at any one time. Visiting in Labor & Delivery is always limited to three, including the mother's spouse or significant other.

Pioneer Manor has restricted visiting to:

  • Children under 12 years old are not permitted to visit.
  • All visitors must wear a mask while in the facility and use hand sanitizer prior to visiting any resident. Masks and hand sanitizer stations are located at each entrance to Pioneer Manor.

For updates on visiting restrictions at CCMH, please visit www.ccmh.net/visitingrestrictions.