Suggested Visitation Policy During Flu Season

While it is the policy of Atlantic General Hospital to allow open visitation, the following is recommended during flu season:

  • Patients should limit their visitors to no more than two to protect themselves and others.
  • Children under age 18 are encouraged to NOT visit patients at this time. Special accomodations will be made for end-of-life circumstances. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has indicated that young people are more at-risk as carriers and transmitters of the flu virus.
  • Individuals with Atlantic General Health System outpatient or physician appointments are encouraged to come to those appointments without their children under age 18, unless the appointment or health care service is for the child.
  • To reduce the risk of exposure, it is recommended that pregnant women not visit unless seeking medical treatment.

For more information about the 2016-2017 flu season, visit the CDC's website.