Montgomery Co. hospitals restrict visitors due to flu

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. – The Montgomery County Health Department says all six hospitals in the county will be visitor restrictions due to widespread flu activity.

Officials say that in order to protect the health of their patients, staff, and other visitors will not be allowed to enter a hospital if they display any flu like symptoms. Those symptoms include fever, cough, sore through, runny nose, and muscle aches. Officials also say that children under the age of 12 will not be allowed in any area of the hospital, except in urgent situations. The statement also says that visitors who display symptoms will be required to wear a mask.

All of the hospitals in Montgomery County will continue these precautions until flu activity slows down in the area.

Dr. Travis Gayles, County Health Officer, says “It is important to prevent further spread of illness by limiting visitors and it is vital that the public help hospitals and health care staff do that by limiting contact with those already ill.”