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.
Katrina Hammel, M-D and, hospitalist, says Winona Health experienced an increase in the number of patients seeking care for flu-like symptoms over last weekend so it is implementing visitor limitations to minimize its 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, Lake Winona Manor and clinic main entrances.