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Some Michigan hospitals restrict visitors during flu outbreak

There is "widespread activity" of influenza across the state according to the CDC.
Mercy Health Saint Mary's

Some hospitals in Michigan are restricting visitors amid what the Centers for Disease Control is calling "widespread activity" of influenza in the state. 

Mercy Health is one of the hospital groups asking people not to visit the hospital if they have any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, body aches or diarrhea.

Likewise, Acension Michigan, which runs 14 hospitals in Michigan, says "in an effort to protect our patients, families and associates, visitor restrictions at all Ascension Michigan hospitals across the state are now in effect."

Ascension Michigan hospitals say they are putting the following restrictions on all visitors: 

  • Ascension Michigan hospitals are limiting visitors to those who are 14 years of age or older. Children are at the greatest risk of getting and spreading the flu.
  • Visitors should be healthy – free from fever, cough, colds or stomach virus symptoms. If you are not well, please do not visit.
  • No more than two visitors will be allowed to visit with a patient at any one time.
  • We are also asking visitors to remember to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer before, during and after visiting.

The restrictions are in effect until further notice.

Ascension Michigan hospitals:

  • Allegan General Hospital
  • Ascension Borgess Hospital
  • Ascension Borgess-Lee Hospital
  • Ascension Borgess-Pipp Hospital
  • Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery
  • Ascension Genesys Hospital
  • Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital
  • Ascension Providence Hospital
  • Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital
  • Ascension River District Hospital
  • Ascension St. John Hospital
  • Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital
  • Ascension St. Joseph Hospital
  • Ascension Standish Hospital

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