Flu Fears: Stark County hospitals restricts visitors to area hospitals
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