RRSTAR: Local Heath Care Providers Restricting Visitors

WINNEBAGO COUNTY — Local health care providers, in cooperation with the Winnebago County Health Department, are restricting visitors to their facilities and are requiring healthcare staff wear masks if they have not been vaccinated for influenza this season.

The providers are OSF HealthCare St. Anthony Medical Center, Mercyhealth, SwedishAmerican, the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and Crusader Community Health.

Effective immediately, and until further notice, hospital visitors will be limited to those individuals 18 years of age and older. In addition, anyone showing flu-like symptoms should refrain from visiting patients in the hospital. All treatment services are still available to all patients.

For information: wchd.org.

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