Lake Health restricting visitors due to flu

WILLOUGHBY, OH (WOIO) - In an effort to stem the spread of the seasonal flu, Lake Health has begun limiting visitors to West Medical Center and TriPoint Medical Center.

Although Lake Health will make exceptions in some circumstances, the following temporary restrictions have been put in place immediately:

· Visitors must be 19 years of age or older; visitation will be limited to two healthy visitors per patient.

· Adults who exhibit any flu-like symptoms or have been diagnosed with the flu within the past seven days are asked not to visit.

· All visitors will be asked to wash their hands before and after a patient visit using soap and water or the alcohol-based hand sanitizer located in each patient room.

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