February 8, 2013

Harrington Hospital Lifts Restrictions On Young Visitors

SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass., February 8, 2013 -- Effective immediately, Harrington Hospital has lifted the restrictions it announced one month ago on young visitors at the hospital.

Harrington has lifted its ban on visitors age 16 and under because of the recent decline in flu activity in the region. The hospital still discourages individuals from visiting hospital patients if the visitors feel ill.
Harrington Hospital has not had any inpatient flu cases or positive lab tests for the flu recently.

Harrington's flu mask policy, which took effect in December, will remain in place. The policy require all employees, physicians and volunteers who do not receive the flu vaccine to wear surgical masks when they come within three feet of a patient or are entering a patient room or an enclosed treatment area.