Macon County General Hospital
Working for Your Better Health
RESTRICTIONS OF VISITING HOURS DURING FLU SEASON

Please Wash Your Hands With Soap & Water, or use the HAND Gel Before Visiting the Hospital and Before You Leave the Hospital for your Better Health
The spread of seasonal influenza in our community has prompted MACON COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL and other healthcare providers to take
special measures to protect patients, staff, and visitors.  It is difficult to determine who may be infected with the FLU as people can be contagious before
they start showing the symptoms of the FLU, which include fever and a cough. For this reason, Macon County General Hospital has decided to limit
visiting hours beginning 12/30/2013 until further notice. Thank you for your cooperation and we wish you Good Health throughout the FLU SEASON.

  •        Visitors under the age of 12 years should be restricted from visiting the hospital
  •        Only two people may visit a patient at a time
  •        Visitors with any symptoms of Influenza such as FEVER, COUGH and/or Cold would be recommended to refrain from visiting  
              patients in the hospital  
  •        Anyone with a cough or cold visiting the hospital shall be issued a mask at the Front Lobby Desk, Nurse’s Station, or E.R.
              Clerk when visiting
  •        USE GOOD HAND HYGIENE
  •        Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing
  •        Dispose of used tissues in the nearest trash can and then please Wash Your Hands
  •        If you are sick,  it is recommended that you “please” stay at home to help prevent the spreading of germs
              
   
EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
  •        Limited to one visitor at a time with the exception of parents
  •        In order to limit exposure to the FLU, Emergency Room Patients are encouraged to only bring one visitor with them when  they come

Note:  There may be exceptions to this policy – it will be at the discretion of the physician, nursing, and/or  hospital administration.  For
any further questions or concerns, please contact the Infection Prevention Nurse, Margaret.