GILLETTE, WY – Campbell County Memorial Hospital has initiated visiting restrictions on the Maternal Child and Labor & Deliver units due to a recent rise in cases of influenza, or flu, within the community.
The Maternal Child and Labor & Delivery units at the hospital have restricted visiting to the mother's spouse or significant other and two additional visitors at any one time. Children under 12 years old are not permitted to visit. Visiting in Labor & Delivery is always limited to three, including the mother's spouse or significant other.
Visitors who feel ill should not visit. Patients presenting at the Emergency Department, Walk-in Clinic or other specialty clinics in the hospital should wear a mask and use hand sanitizer if they feel ill or have cold or flu symptoms, such as fever, cough or diarrhea. Masks and hand sanitizer are available throughout the hospital and at each entrance.
"Newborns are at a higher risk for contracting influenza than the general population," according to Veronica Taylor, CCMH Infection Prevention Specialist. "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 and employees."
To check on current restrictions, visit www.ccmh.net/VisitingRestrictions.