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Temporary Visitor Restrictions Implemented at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Dec. 30, 2014 – To protect the health of patients, their loved ones and the medical staff, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center today implemented temporary visitor restrictions that will remain in effect through the flu season. 

Effective immediately, children under age 18 may not visit patients. Exceptions for special family circumstances, such as a dying family member, may be allowed, but parents/guardians are asked to get permission from the patient’s nurse to allow children to visit.

Only healthy adult visitors and family members age 18 and older are permitted to visit patients. All visitors and family members should be healthy – free from fever, cough, colds, or stomach virus symptoms – in order to visit patients.

The restrictions apply to all Wake Forest Baptist inpatient locations.

The temporary restrictions are in place because the number of influenza cases has significantly increased in our area. Visitor restrictions can help control the spread of the virus.

The Medical Center continues to monitor the influenza rates daily, and will take appropriate steps to restrict visitors further, if needed, or lift the restrictions when the flu cases decrease.

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  • Brenner Children's Hospital
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