Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Roper St. Francis Healthcare limits visitors during flu season to protect patients
To better protect our patients from the potentially deadly flu virus, Roper St. Francis Healthcare has decided to limit visitors for the remainder of flu season. Our temporary limitation of visitors is intended to minimize opportunities for our patients to contract the flu.
Our restrictions are listed below or can be seen by clicking here.
• No visitors with flu-like symptoms are allowed. That means visitors with fever, runny nose, cough, muscle aches, fatigue, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea will not be permitted on our hospital campuses. We are asking anyone with those symptoms to avoid visiting until their symptoms are gone.
• No visitors under the age of 12 are allowed in patient rooms or clinical areas. We encourage children to wait in public areas or waiting rooms with adult supervision.
• Only two visitors per patient are allowed.
• Visitors should not go to multiple patients’ rooms during the same visit. We ask that visitors go to only one patient’s room per hospital visit.
We ask that all healthy visitors clean their hands after arriving and before leaving as well as after coughing or sneezing. We also ask that healthy visitors cover their mouths when coughing and use tissue or their sleeves when coughing or sneezing.