Visitor restrictions at H.S.H.S. hospitals lifted after flu activity decreases

Posted: 8:47 AM, Feb 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-28 14:57:14Z

The Hospital Sisters health System Eastern Wisconsin Division has lifted visitor restrictions after seeing a decrease in flu activity.

Visitor restrictions were put in place on February 8th to help prevent the spread of flu and keep patients safe and healthy.

The restrictions included no visitors under the age of 12 in inpatient areas, no visitors of any age with flu-like symptoms including fever, sore throat, cough, runny nose, fever, vomiting or diarrhea and limitations on the number of healthy visitors to one to two people per patient.

In a press release to NBC26, it states that the hospitals are still seeing influenza cases, but flu activity has decreased and they continue to remain diligent about preventing the spread of flu.

Experts still recommend getting a flu shot and washing your hands frequently as one of the best ways to avoid the flu.