Influenza, also known as “the flu,” is a respiratory disease caused by a virus. The flu can be very serious and even fatal, particularly for the very young, older individuals, and those with compromised immune systems.
It is possible to become sick with both flu and COVID-19 at the same time. There is a high likelihood that it will result in a much more severe illness and a greater chance of death or lasting damage to health. As the flu season progresses, caring for both flu patients and COVID-19 patients could quickly overwhelm the healthcare system.
For complete information about COVID-19 and related policies at Harrington HealthCare, please see our Coronavirus Information page.
Information on this page was gathered from the Centers for Disease Control and Harrington HealthCare providers.
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Effective December 1, 2022, UMass Memorial Health -Harrington has implemented a new visitor policy:
Masks are optional and encouraged for patients and visitors.
Our top priority is to protect you, our patients, communities, and healthcare workers.
We have transitioned to Epic, a new electronic health record system as of October 1, 2023. We are excited to offer myChart, an easy-to-use secure website and app that gives you access to all of your UMass Memorial Health information.
For more information, go to ummhealth.org/mychart and sign up!