Because of a high level of concern for the health of our patients and staff,
Garfield Medical Center is limiting visitor access during the flu season.
(November 1 – April 30)
- No visitors under the age of 16 are allowed in the hospitals unless they
are a patient or parent of a patient (exceptions need to be cleared with
the nursing supervisor).
- Any visitors with fever, cough, or diarrhea should stay home.
- Anyone coming into the hospitals with flu or cold symptoms will be required
to wear a mask.
- Visitors and patients should cover their cough (cough or sneeze into your sleeve)
- Visitors and patients should wash their hands frequently with soap and
water or use hand sanitizer.
- Hand sanitizer is the preferred method unless otherwise indicated (look
for a sign near the patient’s door)
- Hand hygiene should be done before and after patient contact.
In the rare circumstances a visitor with influenza-like illness is permitted
into the hospital, they will have to follow these rules: Wear a mask at
all times while in the hospital, go directly to the patient’s room,
and leave the hospital when the visit is complete.