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Rutherford Regional Health System Limits Visitation Due to Seasonal Flu Outbreak
Rutherfordton, NC – Due to high levels of respiratory viruses in the community, RRHS is implementing seasonal influenza precautions. Visitation restrictions will be in place during peak flu season, which generally lasts through the first of April, and Rutherford Regional Health System kindly asks that the following individuals do not visit during this time:
In order to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its patients and to help prevent the spread of infection, Rutherford Regional Health System also asks the community to:
According to the state health system, North Carolina has “widespread” flu activity, meaning it is no longer limited to certain areas of the state.
The best ways to protect against the flu are to:
Rutherford Regional Health System is committed to protecting its patients, employees and volunteers, and limiting the further spread of influenza in our community. For more information about the flu and effective prevention methods, visit http://www.cdc.gov/flu/.