SALEM, Ohio (WKBN) — Salem Regional Medical Center is still asking people who won’t feel 100 percent to not visit patients.
Instead, it’s encouraging family and friends to send a card or give a patient a call.
The restriction is to make sure patients aren’t exposed to the flu, which is now widespread in Ohio.
The hospital is seeing a lot of people come in with the flu— and is putting them in isolation.
Anyone with symptoms is being tested.
“Even if your test is coming back as negative, the doctors are frequently still treating you with medication,” said Robin Weyant, director of nursing at Salem Regional Medical Center
If you are visiting someone with the flu, the hospital is asking you protect yourself by wearing a gown, mask and gloves.