Influenza Season Visitation Policy Now In Effect - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Published on January 04, 2017

Influenza Season Visitation Policy Now In Effect

Crozer-Keystone Health SystemMedia Contact:
Grant Gegwich
(610) 447-6316
Grant.Gegwich@crozer.org

UPDATED: The Crozer-Keystone Infection Control Committee has decided to end influenza-related visitation restrictions for Crozer-Keystone facilities as of May 5.

Visit our Influenza Information Center to learn about flu prevention, symptoms and more.

Visit our Influenza Information Center to learn
about flu prevention, symptoms and more.

To protect our patients, their family members and our health care providers, Crozer-Keystone has implemented its seasonal inpatient visitation policy effective Jan. 5, 2017.

Crozer-Keystone now requires that only friends and family 14 years or older visit patients in our hospitals. This policy will be in effect until further notice.

Exceptions to this policy can only be made by the treating nurse or practitioner for end-of-life and other humanitarian situations.

Crozer-Keystone also requests that all visitors follow these other precautions:

  • Visitors who have symptoms of the flu, the cold or a GI virus should not visit patients in the hospital. Symptoms of these illnesses may include sniffles, sneezing, cough, aches, fever, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
  • Visitors should wash their hands frequently with soap and warm water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Visitors should cover their mouths and noses with a tissue when they cough or sneeze. If they do not have a tissue, visitors are asked to cough or sneeze in their upper sleeves, not their hands.

In addition, visitors may be asked to wear a mask to prevent the spread of illness.

For additional information, visit crozerkeystone.org/Flu

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