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Nyack Hospital implements restricted visitor policy

NYACK – As the flu bug rages through New York, Nyack Hospital is implementing a hospital-wide restricted visitation policy effective Tuesday, January 10. The hospital is putting the policy into effect to reduce the spread and exposure of flu to patients, visitors, staff and clinicians.

Visitors for all inpatient areas will be restricted to two healthy individuals, ages 13 and older, at a time. Children under the age of 13 will be permitted to visit the maternity center provided they are not ill. The maternity center staff reserves the right to restrict ill-appearing children from visiting, to protect patients and newborns.

Children under the age of 13 may be allowed to visit an inpatient under special circumstances which will be addressed on a case-by-case basis or as ordered by a physician. No one who has flu-like symptoms, which includes fever or chills, muscle or body aches, sore throat, cough, stuffy nose, or headache and fatigue, will be permitted to visit.

As a precaution, all visitors who enter the hospital will be encouraged to wear a mask and use hand sanitizers, which will be available at hospital entrances and from health-care workers.

 


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