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East Georgia Regional issues visitor restrictions

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STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) -

In an effort to prevent the spread of flu, East Georgia Regional Medical Center has announced visitor restrictions.

To help prevent the spread of the flu, properly wash your hands and get a flu vaccine a pharmacy or primary care provider.

The hospital has implemented these restrictions:

  • Visitors 18 and younger should not see patients in the Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Care Unit, Labor and Delivery, Postpartum, Nursery and Pediatric department, unless they are the primary caretaker. Special arrangements can be made with the nurse for siblings to visit, according to the hospital.
  • Only children needing medical treatment should come to the hospital.
  • Patients can only have two visitors at a time.
  • Anyone who feels sick or has flu-like symptoms should not visit patients.  
  • Anyone coming to the hospital or emergency department for treatment should only bring one support person with them.  
  • If visiting a patient in the hospital, wash hands prior to and immediately after contact with the patient. 

Individuals who have the flu typically feel some or all of these symptoms:

  • Fever, feverish chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea /vomiting/diarrhea

For physician referral, please contact 912.486.1510 or go to www.EastGeorgiaRegional.com.

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