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Flu prompts visitation restrictions at Mason City's Mercy Medical Center

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MASON CITY, Iowa (FOX 47) -

This year's flu season is hitting the Mason City area hard, prompting a visitation restriction at Mercy Medical Center.

They're calling it a "Level 2" restriction.

The hospital released the following list of restrictions Thursday afternoon:

· Anyone with respiratory or influenza-like symptoms  

· Anyone 18 years of age or less 

· Birth Center visitation is limited to significant other or spouse and grandparents  

· Pediatric department visitation is limited to parents or guardians and grandparents.  

· Visitation of patients in isolation is limited to significant other or spouse, and parents or guardians plus 2 visitors  


The facility says there may be special circumstances, so anyone with special needs should call the nurse in charge for the the patient they're trying to see.

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