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Visitor restrictions due to the flu at RGH, Unity Hospitals

Rochester General Health System
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Rochester General Health System

Rochester Regional Health is the latest local hospital system to implement visitor restrictions in an effort to keep the flu virus from spreading.

As of Noon Monday, visitors at Rochester General and Unity Hospitals will restrict visitors to no more than two people per patient at a time.

All visitors must be at least 14 years old, and you are asked not to visit at all if you are ill , including having things like a sore throat, fever, runny nose or a cough, even if you have been vaccinated against the flu.

Last week UR Medicine implemented similar restrictions at its hospitals including Strong Memorial

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