Based on an increase in flu in the area UR Medicine Thompson Health in Canandaigua is instituting visitor restrictions at both F.F. Thompson Hospital and the M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center effective Wednesday. In a release this afternoon , officials said “until the prevalence of influenza has abated, each patient or resident is limited to three visitors at a time, visitors under 14 are not permitted (exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Infection Prevention Department) and anyone displaying symptoms of possible illness is asked to refrain from visiting until they have been symptom-free for at least 24 hours. Signs will be posted
Visitor restrictions due to influenza are also now in place at Rochester Regional Health Hospitals including Newark-Wayne Community Hospital and Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic. . They say ,” To help reduce further transmission of influenza and/or other infectious diseases, Rochester Regional Health is instituting the following restrictions for hospital visitors as of Wednesday January 3rd:visitors will be limited to no more than two people per patient at a time, all visitors must be at least 14 years old and please do not visit a patient if you feel you are ill, including sore throat, fever, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, or other flu-like symptoms – even if you have been vaccinated against the flu ”
Mean time : In an e-mail we learned :Finger Lakes Health is not currently restricting visitors due to influenza. “The health of our patients and residents is our top priority. Visitors are asked not to visit if they are experiencing any symptoms of illness.” Signs advising visitors of this information will be placed at facility entrances if we see an increase in flu cases in our facilities.