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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