Winona Health has implemented temporary visitor limitations to allow visits from immediate family only in the hospital, Lake Winona, Adith Miller and Roger Metz Manors until further notice.
Winona Health says it experienced an increase in the number of patients seeking care for flu-like symptoms over the weekend.. and has implemented visitor limitations to minimize patients and residents' potential exposure to the influenza virus." Family members who are coughing or showing other respiratory symptoms also are asked not to visit their relatives in the hospital or nursing home.
Patients and family members coming to the clinic for appointments who are coughing, sneezing or seeking care for respiratory symptoms are asked to wear a mask. Masks are available at the hospital and clinic main entrances.
As of late Monday afternoon Winona Health was out of flu shots. They were looking into getting more.