Flu Triggers Visitor Restrictions at Hospitals, Clinics

Temporary restrictions for visitors and guests at Scripps

A woman coughs into her hand inside a building during flu season.

Temporary restrictions for visitors and guests at Scripps

With cases of influenza reaching elevated levels in San Diego County, Scripps Health is taking appropriate steps to minimize the spread of flu among patients and staff members. That means implementing several temporary restrictions for visitors and guests who come to our hospitals and outpatient clinics.

Current restrictions include the following:

  • Visitors showing influenza-like-illness symptoms, such as fever, sore throat, persistent cough, chills and body aches, are not allowed inside Scripps hospitals and clinics. Any visitor who enters a facility with symptoms will be asked to leave immediately.
  • Children 14 and under should not enter Scripps hospitals or clinics unless they are patients receiving treatment or have appointments. This restriction for young visitors includes lobbies, dining facilities and common areas.
  • Patients receiving care at Scripps hospitals are restricted to having no more than two visitors at a time inside their room and no more than four total visitors per day.

For more information, view our hospital and clinic visitor guidelines.

For more information about the flu, read our page on flu symptoms and treatment.

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