2020 Flu Season Visitor Policy | Adventist HealthCare | Maryland

Flu Season Visitor Policy

Effective: January 16, 2020

Temporary Visitor Restrictions

Beginning January 16, 2020, the following visitor restrictions are in place:

Shady Grove Medical Center

  • Visitors under age 12 including siblings will not be permitted in the Labor & Delivery and Mother/Baby units.
  • Visitors under age 16 including siblings are not permitted in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

White Oak Medical Center

  • Visitors under age 12 will not be permitted in the Labor & Delivery, Special Care Nursery and Mother/Baby units.

All Adventist HealthCare Facilities

  • Persons exhibiting flu-like symptoms, such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose and muscle aches, should refrain from visiting patients.

These measures help us prevent the spread of the flu virus and protect our patients, staff and the community. We will continue to monitor flu activity in the community and lift restrictions when it is safe.

Additional Information

If you have further questions regarding the Visitor Policy, please contact our hospitals directly:

Help Stop the Flu!

To help prevent the spread of flu and to keep all in our community safe and flu-free, please adhere to our current visitor restrictions. Please remember to further prevent the spread of flu by getting a flu vaccine, washing your hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, coughing/sneezing into your sleeve or tissue, and avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

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