Press Release – Campbell County Health has initiated visiting restrictions on the Maternal Child and Labor & Delivery unit at Campbell County Memorial Hospital to a recent rise in cases of influenza, or flu, within the community.
Maternal Child unit:
- Visiting is restricted to the mother’s spouse or significant other and two additional visitors at any one time.
- Visiting in Labor & Delivery is always limited to three.
- Children under 12 years old are not permitted to visit. The newborn’s sibling(s), who are under 12 years old, may visit if they are screened for symptoms of illness by Maternal Child nurses.
- Visitors who feel ill should not visit.
- Masks and hand sanitizer are available throughout the hospital and at each entrance. Patients presenting at the Emergency Department, Campbell County Medical Group Walk-in Clinic, CCMG Main Clinic or other Campbell County Medical Group offices within the hospital should wear a mask and use hand sanitizer if they feel ill or have cold or flu symptoms such as fever or cough.
“RSV cases in the community have been very low this respiratory season but the numbers are now climbing”, according to Kate Craig, CCH Infection Prevention Specialist. “Newborns are at a higher risk for contracting the flu and RSV than the general population. We will continue to monitor the cases within the community and look to lift the restrictions as soon as it is safe for our patients, visitors and employees.”