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Decline in flu cases results in restriction lifted at local hospitals

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In response to a decline in flu cases reported in the Evansville area and throughout the state, Deaconess and St. Mary's Hospitals are lifting visitation restrictions, effective immediately.

Both facilities continue to closely monitor local flu activity, and encourage individuals with flu-like symptoms to postpone their visit until symptoms have subsided, including:

  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Aches
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Vomiting or diarrhea

Visitation restrictions were implemented on January 15th in order to protect patients, families, and hospital staff. They included restrictions on all visitors under the age of 15 and any visitors beyond immediate family, partner, or significant other.

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