Frye Regional Medical Center Limits Visitation Due to Increased Seasonal Flu Activity
March 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 currently in effect since January 10, 2020 and remain in place until flu activity decreases.
Only immediate family members ages 13 and older are permitted to visit - if healthy. Please see the additional guidelines below.
- 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:
- 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.