Limiting visitors due to influenza

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is now advising a visitor limit because of the high number of influenza cases in our community.

We strongly recommend limiting visitors to two at a time per patient.

Please encourage visitors to keep children at home.

If visitors have any of the following symptoms, they should stay home:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Body aches

Exceptions may be considered on a case-by-case basis by staff. Symptomatic visitors should be offered a facemask.

For more information, contact the Program of Hospital Epidemiology at 6-1606 or pager 3158.