Centra seeks to reduce flu cases

Published 2:40 pm Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Centra Southside Community Hospital in Farmville is implementing visitation restrictions immediately  to protect patients from flu and other infectious diseases, a release from the health organization cited Friday.

The guidelines are listed below:

  • Visitation is limited to healthy adults
  • Please do not visit if you are sick, have a fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, headache, muscle or joint pain
  • For protection of children and patients, it is highly recommended children not be brought into any Centra facility unless medical attention is needed
  • Please no more than two visitors at a time per patient

“These restrictions aim to protect patients and halt the spread of influenza and other infectious diseases,” the release cited. “Centra will lift this temporary restriction once the flu season

has declined.” Centra is among other area healthcare facilities and hospitals adopting similar visitation restrictions, the release cited.