Local hospitals lifting visitor restrictions

Local hospitals are lifting visitor restrictions related to the flu have been lifted.

Posted: Apr. 11, 2019 1:23 PM
Updated: Apr. 11, 2019 7:11 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Area hospitals are lifting flu-related restrictions.

Union Health announced Thursday visitor restrictions related to the flu have been lifted at Union Hospital and Union Hospital - Clinton. Regional Hospital in Terre Haute said the restrictions will be lifted on Friday. 

The restrictions were put into place about one month ago due to concerns about an increase in flu cases in nearby communities. 

This decision was made in collaborate with other health care providers after reviewing data.

Health officials still urge you to do the following:

  • Cover your cough and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
  • Use the nearest waste receptacle to dispose of the tissue after use.
  • Perform hand hygiene after having contact with respiratory secretions and contaminated objects and materials.

The latest flu data should be released by the CDC on Friday.

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