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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NO Visitors are allowed in inpatient areas, including the Emergency Department, Med/Surg Unit, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and all Behavioral Health Units.
ONE Visitor is allowed in all outpatient services and locations. Visitors are required to wear a mask at all times and must observe social distancing guidelines in all public areas and waiting areas. Thank you for your continued understanding and cooperation during the pandemic.
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