As a member of the Akron Regional Hospital Association (ARHA), which is a collaboration of all hospitals located in a 14-county region, we have recognized the need to limit all visitations within our hospitals in an effort to protect our patients’ well-being during flu season.
Every hospital in this area is asking for visitor assistance in following these flu season guidelines:
Only healthy immediate family members over the age of 14 will be permitted to visit with patients. (Children are capable of transmitting the flu virus for some time before onset of illness.)
People experiencing fever, chills, headache, cough, sore throat, and/or muscle aches are contagious. We ask these visitors to contact the patient after they have been discharged home.