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YRMC lifts flu-season visitor restrictions

Visitor restrictions have been lifted. People under the age of 16 are once again permitted to visit. 

Following a significantly severe flu season, Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) has officially lifted flu-season visitor restrictions.

People under the age of 16 are once again permitted in patient care and waiting areas at the hospital’s main campus, as well as the Outpatient Center and Cancer Center.

The intent of the visitor restrictions, which were implemented in early December, was to protect patients, families and staff from unnecessary exposure to the flu virus.

“Every year, YRMC implements visitor restrictions during the flu season to help protect the health of our patients, their families and our staff members,” said Deborah Aders, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at YRMC. “Our medical center is always grateful for the community’s cooperation every flu season. People understand that YRMC is working to put the needs of our patients first.”

“Flu” refers to illness caused by a number of different influenza viruses including A, B and H1N1. Most healthy people recover from the flu without problems, but certain people are at greater risk for serious complications. This includes older people, young children, pregnant women and people with chronic health conditions.

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