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Hospital’s Visitation Policy Adjusted For Flu Season

January 6, 2018

Commonwealth Health is modifying its visitation guidelines during the cold and flu season.

To protect its patients and to prevent the spread of disease, Commonwealth Health asks people who are sneezing, coughing, running a fever or experiencing a runny nose or other respiratory symptoms to refrain from visiting patients at any of its hospitals.

The health care network also asks that children younger than 12 refrain from visiting the hospitals at this time.

The request is aimed at protecting both patients and visitors during the season of increased case of flu, colds and other respiratory illnesses.

Commonwealth Health hospitals include Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, First Hospital in Kingston, Berwick Hospital Center, Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton, Regional Hospital of Scranton and Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock.

— DENISE ALLABAUGH