Frye Regional Medical Center Limits Visitation Due to Increased Seasonal Flu Activity

January 10, 2020

Due to increased flu activity and high levels of respiratory viruses in the community, Frye Regional Medical Center is implementing temporary seasonal flu visitor restrictions to begin at 7 a.m. on Friday, January 10, 2020 and remain in place until flu activity decreases. 

We request that the following individuals do not visit our patients during this time, including:

  • Children under 12 years of age
  • Any individuals who are sick or experiencing flu-like symptoms:
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough or core throat
    • Runny or stuffy nose
    • Headache, muscle or body aches, fatigue
    • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

If there are extenuating circumstances -- such as impending death of a parent or close loved one -- please check with a nurse prior to visiting the facility. 

Additionally, individuals who are at high risk for complications should consider limiting visitation during this time, including but not limited to individuals who are:

  • Pregnant
  • Age 65 or older
  • Have chronic health conditions or compromised immunity

In order to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our patients and to help prevent the spread of infection, FRMC also asks visitors to please:

  • Limit the number of visitors to two (2) per patient
  • Wash your hands before entering and upon exiting a patient's room and after leaving the hospital
  • If you are in the hospital for tests or procedures and have flu-like symptoms (fever, cough or sore throat), please obtain a mask upon arrival to the facility

During flu season, there are other tips to keep in mind: 

  • Get vaccinated -- It is not too late to get a vaccination
  • Practice good health habits: 
    • Avoid close contact with others
    • Stay home when sick
    • Practice good hand hygiene
    • Practice good cough etiquette by covering your nose and mouth with a tissue
    • Avoid touching your eyes or mouth
  • If prescribed by a physician, take flu antiviral drugs

    
FRMC appreciates everyone's support in helping to keep our patients, care teams and community healthy. To learn more about the flu, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's resource page