Scripps Health Revises Visitation Policy to Protect from the Flu

As cases of flu continue to increase in San Diego County and elsewhere, Scripps Health is taking appropriate measures to maintain a healthy environment for patients and staff.

San Diego’s NBC affiliate reports on the newly-added restrictions to Scripps’ existing patient visitation policy. All visitors will be screened for flu-like symptoms and those showing signs will be asked to leave. In addition, children 14 years old and younger will not be allowed to enter the hospital unless they are a current patient or have a medical appointment.

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For more information about the flu, please visit Scripps.org/flu or call 1-800-SCRIPPS.

Aired on Oct. 29, 2009