Important Flu Season Visitation Restrictions
For Albany Memorial Hospital, Samaritan Hospital and Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital, temporary restrictions include the following, which may change periodically during flu season:
- A maximum of two visitors will be permitted in a patient’s room at any one time.
- Children 12 and under will be prohibited from visiting patients’ rooms, as they are more likely to have and transmit respiratory infections.
- Visitors with rash, diarrhea or respiratory symptoms will be prohibited from visiting patients. These symptoms include fever, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath.
The hospital also urges all visitors to use hand-washing stations before entering and upon leaving a patient’s room. Hand sanitizers are available at many hospital entrances and at many other locations throughout the hospital, including the doorways of many patient rooms.
Some special care units or physical layouts may have additional visitation restrictions or modifications.