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Temporary Visitor Restrictions due to Nationwide Flu Outbreak

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Contact:  Lindsay Coon | 503-681-1654 | January 12, 2018 | Health Care

Flu Season restrictions

For the safety of our patients, the following VISITOR restrictions are in effect:

Patients:  Please ask staff for a mask if you have flu symptoms.

Acceso restringido temporalmente debido a la epidemia de gripe a nivel nacional

Por la seguridad de nuestros pacientes, las liguientes restricciones están vigentes:

Pacientes:  Por favor solicite una máscara al personal del hospital si tiene síntomas de gripe.

Flu Symptoms

Health officials say that emergency rooms in areas across the region are overcrowded from people wanting to get their flu-like symptoms checked out. Flu symptoms include a combiniton of:

In children:

Please call your health care provider before coming into the emergency department if you or your children are experiencing these symptoms.

 

If you or your children are experiencing the following, call 911:

Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones

The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu shot. The season can last for several months, and the vaccine can take two weeks to be effective. A flu shot can shorten the length of illness, even if the vaccine does not cover the circulating strain completely.

You can also cut down on spreading the flu by washing your hands often, covering your coughs and sneezes, and staying home if you are sick.