Flu Fears: Stark County hospitals restricts visitors to area hospitals

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CANTON- With the flu season hitting people in Northeast Ohio hard, Stark County hospitals have put restrictions on hospital visitors as a precaution.

Stark County hospitals Mercy Medical Center, Aultman Hospital and Aultman Alliance Community Hospital are implementing flu visitation restrictions.

Here are the rules until further notice to protect visitors and patients:

  • Visitors under the age of 14 are not allowed to enter the patient care areas to visit patients.
  • All visitors must clean their hands with soap and water or alcohol sanitizer before and after visiting patients
  • Visitors who have the flu or cold-like symptoms ( fever, cough, body aches, sneezing or runny nose) are asked not to visit patients until you are well
  • Visitors are reminded to please cover their coughs and sneezes

**Continuing coverage on the flu here**

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