(Washington, IN) – In response to the increase in influenza cases
nationwide and in the Tri-State area, Daviess Community Hospital is implementing
hospital visitation restrictions effective Thursday, December 28th. . The restrictions include:
- No visitors with influenza-like symptoms in the hospitals. Symptoms include
cough, sore throat, fever, chills, aches, runny or stuffy nose, and vomiting
- No visitors under the age of 15.
- No visitors other than immediate family or other significant persons as
defined by the patient
Visitors are encouraged to wash their hands frequently while in the hospital
and wear protective face masks when instructed. Exceptions to these restrictions
may be made for cases involving critically ill patients and end-of-life
The flu can cause serious complications and even death, especially in the
very young, the elderly, and those with certain existing medical conditions.
These measures are being taken in an effort to protect patients, families,
and hospital staff. We appreciate the community’s understanding