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Meeker Memorial Hospital implements visitor restrictions because of flu

LITCHFIELD - Meeker Memorial Hospital has implemented visitor restrictions to protect patients, staff and the community from the spread of influenza.

LITCHFIELD - Meeker Memorial Hospital has implemented visitor restrictions to protect patients, staff and the community from the spread of influenza.

The restrictions are in effect until further notice.

It is recommended that no children visit hospital patients. No one under 18 is allowed to visit the Birth Center at this time, with the exception of siblings.

For anyone with symptoms like scratchy throat, fever, cough, body aches, etc., a mask is required to visit patients. All visitors must wash their hands or use hand sanitizer before and after visiting.

Hospitals, clinics and other health care organizations are reporting significant increases in patients testing positive for influenza. Influenza is now widespread in Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

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