Visitor restrictions lifted at Clarenville hospital

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Eastern Health is advising the public that visitor restrictions recently implemented at the Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital in Clarenville due to an increase in gastrointestinal illness have now been lifted.

However, the health authority says respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses continue to be common in the community this time of year. 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.

A list of facilities currently restricted to visitors is available online at www.easternhealth.ca.

Eastern Health says it apologizes for any inconvenience.

Organizations: Clarenville hospital, G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital in Clarenville

Geographic location: Eastern Health

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