If you have any of the symptoms, stay at home!

Due to the increased flu epidemic in the tristate, Deaconess has issued visitation restrictions for the time being.

There are many people in the hospital for many reasons, and because of those reasons, their immune systems can be compromised and weak. So if you have any flu-like symptoms, they ask that you please stay at home.

According to the Deaconess facebook page the restrictions include:

* No visitors with influenza-like symptoms in the hospitals.
* Symptoms include cough, sore throat, fever, chills, aches, runny or stuffy nose, vomiting or diarrhea.
* No visitors age 15 or under
* No visitors other than immediate family or other significant persons as defined by the patient.