Hospital restricts visitors because of flu spike


Douglas County Hospital has seen a recent spike in influenza cases in the region, and as a precautionary measure for patients and staff, the hospital has implemented visitor restrictions.

Infection Control Officer Emma von Felden, RN, said, "Only immediate family members should visit patients only if it is necessary. Visitors should be free from any flu-like symptoms including fever, cough, sore throat or diarrhea for a minimum of 24 hours before visiting patients."

Von Felden adds that she is thankful to the community for their help in this wellness effort.