Winona Health has implemented temporary visitor limitations to allow visits from immediate family only in the hospital, Lake Winona, Adith Miller and Roger Metz Manors until further notice.
“The flu is in our community, and we’ve experienced an increase in the number of patients seeking care for flu-like symptoms over the weekend,” noted Katrina Hammel, MD, hospitalist at Winona Health. “We’re implementing visitor limitations to minimize our patients and residents’ potential exposure to the influenza virus.”
Family members who are coughing or showing other respiratory symptoms also are asked not to visit their relatives in the hospital or nursing home.
Patients and family members coming to the clinic for appointments who are coughing, sneezing or seeking care for respiratory symptoms are asked to wear a mask. Masks are available at the hospital, Lake Winona Manor and clinic main entrances. If you have questions about the flu, contact your primary healthcare provider or the Winona Health Urgent Care Clinic at 420 E. Sarnia. Winona Health’s Urgent Care Clinic is open Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To check current Urgent Care wait times, visit: www.winonahealth.org/uc.