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Published on March 28, 2019

Cone Health Lifts Flu Restrictions

Cone Health joins others in removing visitation restrictions due to declining level of flu in the area.

Cone Health joins other regional health systems in removing the restrictions placed on visitors age 12 and younger, which previously prevented them from entering its hospitals. These restrictions will be lifted tomorrow, March 29, at 7 a.m.

“We are seeing a steady decrease in flu activity in our community and in our hospitals,” says Cone Health Infectious Disease Specialist, Cynthia Snider, MD. “I would like to thank our patients, families, visitors and employees who have been so cooperative since we implemented the visitation restrictions in February. All of you have been instrumental in keeping the flu away from our patients and suppressing the spread of flu in our communities.” 

Flu restrictions began on Feb. 8. According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, 148 flu-related deaths have occurred in the state in the 2018-19 flu season.

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