Eastern Health is advising the public that visitation to the Waterford Hospital in St. John’s is now restricted to immediate family members only due to an increase in cases of influenza and influenza-like illness.
Immediate family members should contact the Waterford site directly at (709) 777-3300 for further direction on visitation.
The public is asked not to visit any health-care facility if they feel ill or are experiencing flu-like or gastrointestinal symptoms.
For infection prevention, people are also advised to wash their hands frequently, cover their coughs or sneezes with a tissue or the crook of their arms and refrain from touching their faces.
Anyone still seeking the flu shot should contact their physician or community health office.
Eastern Health has also released a list of facilities where visitation has been restricted or closed, which can be viewed in the attached image.
More information can be found online at www.easternhealth.ca.