Eastern Health is advising the public that visitation to the Interfaith Citizen’s Home in Carbonear and the Salvation Army Glenbrook Lodge in St. John’s is restricted to immediate family members only, due to an increase in influenza and influenza-like illness, as well as gastrointestinal illness at Salvation Army Glenbrook Lodge.
The health authority says immediate family members should contact the sites directly for further direction on visitation. The phone numbers to call are: Interfaith Citizen’s Home – (709) 945-5300; Salvation Army Glenbrook Lodge – (709) 726-1525.
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 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.