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Flu Concerns: Inova Loudoun Hospital Changes Visitation Policy

Hospital limiting traffic to avoid "infection of the most vulnerable among us."

Flu Concerns: Inova Loudoun Hospital Changes Visitation Policy
Flu Concerns: Inova Loudoun Hospital Changes Visitation Policy
Flu season is still here, and, with an increase in flu-like illness, Inova Loudoun Hospital has announced temporary changes to visitation policies.

The changes include: 
  • No visitors under the age of 16 
  • No visitors with any symptoms of influenza-like illness  
  • Limit of two visitors at a time for each patient 
Visitors may be issued masks for use while visiting and asked to wash hands frequently.

Read more temporary changes at the announcement on Patch.

“These temporary measures will help protect against influenza infection of the most vulnerable among us, including inpatients with compromised immune systems as well as our caregivers,” said Dr. Loring Flint, Inova’s Chief Medical Officer. “We appreciate everyone’s consideration and cooperation as we work together to assure the health and safety of our community during flu season.

Inova Alexandria, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Inova Fairfax Medical Campus initiated the visitation limitations in January.

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