The temporary measures apply to visitors until further notice:
No visitors under the age of 16
No visitors with any symptoms of influenza-like illness
Visitors will be limited to two persons
Visitors may be issued masks for use while visiting, and asked to wash hands
For Women’s and Children’s Units as well as Adult Critical Care, and Oncology patients additional measures may apply.
A patient care companion is not a visitor, and is allowed to stay with the patient.
“These temporary measures will help protect against influenza infection of the most vulnerable among us, including inpatients with compromised immune systems as well as our caregivers,” observed Dr. Loring Flint, Inova’s Chief Medical Officer. “We appreciate everyone’s consideration and cooperation as, together, we work to assure the health and safety of our community during flu season.”
If and when other Inova hospitals experience the same increase in flu-like illness activity, they too will implement temporary visitation measures.