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Trinitas Hospital Issues New Visiting Guidelines During Flu Season

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ELIZABETH, NJ –Trinitas Regional Medical Center has issued new visiting guidelines due to the heightened flu activity this season. 

Visitor restrictions are in place based on the following guidelines:

  • Anyone with fever/flu-like symptoms should not visit.
  • Children under the age of 12 years old, who are not receiving services from the hospital, are restricted from visiting all areas of the hospital, including maternal health units, for the safety of your children and their patients.
  • Visitors are encouraged to cover their cough and use hand sanitizers provided throughout the facility.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), people who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms,

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• Fever or feeling feverish/chills (not everyone with flu will have fever)

• Cough

• Sore throat

• Runny or stuffy nose

• Muscle or body aches

• Headaches

• Fatigue (tiredness)

To help safeguard against coming down with the flu, the staff of Trinitas suggests the following:

1. Avoid close contact with people, especially anyone who is sick or has been sick or feels like they may be getting sick. 

2. Stay home when you are sick. Keep your children home from school when they are sick as well.  

3. Cover your nose and mouth, but not with your bare hands. Use a tissue to cover your coughs and sneezes to help avoid spreading germs. In fact, avoid touching your face at all. It’s an easy way for germs to make their way into your body.

4. Wash your hands. After you’ve washed them for 20 seconds with soap and warm water, also use hand sanitizer. If you can’t wash your hands as often as you should, at least keep a small bottle of hand sanitizer on you to use as often as needed. Germs can be spread by touching things that others have contaminated. 

5. Take your general health seriously. Eat well, exercise in moderation, take vitamins, stay hydrated, and get plenty of sleep. Managing stress levels is also important and can make the difference in your susceptibility. 

6. Keep a clean house. Disinfect your home and workspace, not only when someone is sick, but before and after you’ve had visitors.

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