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Published on January 11, 2018

Cone Health Begins Flu Restrictions

Cone Health joins others in restricting young visitors due to an increased level of flu in the area.


FluCone Health joins other regional health systems in restricting visitors age 12 and younger. Effective Friday, Jan. 12, at 7 a.m., visitation restrictions will be in place for children age 12 and younger due to a steady increase in flu cases in our community and in our hospitals. Restrictions apply to Alamance Regional Medical Center, Annie Penn Hospital, Cone Health Behavior Health Hospital, The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Wesley Long Hospital and Women’s Hospital.

Restrictions do not apply to children 12 and younger who seek emergency care or are patients. Restrictions can be lifted if special circumstances exist, such as the need to visit a dying family member. Parents should talk with a member of the patient's care team.

“We are seeing a steady increase in flu cases in our community and in our hospitals,” says Cone Health Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Bruce Swords, MD. “I would like to thank in advance all of our patients, families, visitors and employees for their cooperation and support in keeping the flu away from our patients and suppressing the spread of flu in our communities.”

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