December 28, 2018—Visitation guidelines are taking effect Monday, December 31, at several regional hospitals to further protect patients from influenza and other infectious diseases following a declaration by the New York State Commission of Health that the flu is now prevalent in certain communities.
- A maximum of two visitors will be permitted in a patient’s room at any one time.
- Children 12 and under will be prohibited from visiting patients’ rooms, as they are more likely to have and transmit respiratory infections.
- Visitors with rash, diarrhea or respiratory symptoms will be prohibited from visiting patients. These symptoms include fever, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath.