Avera, Regional Health and Sanford Health joined together today to announce new visitor recommendations. The three healthcare organizations strongly recommend visits to patients and residents are limited only to family members who are at least 18 years of age as well as clergy. Persons with any flu-like symptoms are asked not to visit until symptom free.
When visiting emergency rooms or medical clinics it is important to limit the number of persons accompanying those seeking care. Only those essential to the care of the patient should be in attendance.
The health systems make these recommendations in response to the H1N1 influenza pandemic. The flu has become widespread across the country and modified visitor recommendations are advised to maintain a safe environment for patients, guests and staff.
- Do not visit if you are ill
- Do not visit if you are under 18 years of age
- Healthy clergy and family only