Published on March 02, 2018

Firelands Lowers Visitor Restrictions, Still Discouraging Visitors During Flu Season

(March 2, 2018 – Sandusky, Ohio) As area flu cases and flu hospitalizations begin to decline, Firelands Regional Medical Center is lowering its visitation level to limiting visitors to healthy members of the patient’s immediate family or immediate support person. Up to this point, visitation restrictions had been in place since January 23.

“We have continued to dialog with the Erie County Health Department (ECHD); the ECHD Epidemiologist has indicated that their monitoring demonstrates a reduction in activity throughout the community,” said Susie Cramer, BSN, RN, CIC, director of infection control and patient safety. “Accordingly, Firelands Regional Medical Center is modifying its safety precautions to match the lower level of activity.”

Since flu season can last as late as May, Firelands will continue to protect patients and staff. Please DO NOT visit any patient if you do not feel well or if you show symptoms of:

  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Sore throat

“We hope that we continue to experience this reduction in illness in the community,” said Cramer. “We will communicate any change in status and will provide ongoing education and support should we experience another spike in influenza activity.”

Please note that special visiting needs may be accommodated.

Thank you for helping us to prevent the spread of disease.

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