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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - Effective February 1, Carroll Hospital Revising Visitor Policy Due to High Flu Levels

CONTACT: Simone Lindsay, 410-871-7121

Westminster, Md. – (January 31, 2018) — In response to the high influenza (flu) levels and in the interest of protecting patients, visitors and staff, Carroll Hospital is revising its visitor policy. 

Effective Thursday, February 1, Carroll Hospital’s visitor policy is as follows:

  • Visitors under the age of 14 will not be permitted, with the exception of siblings of Family Birthplace patients
  • Visitors will not be permitted if they have a fever or cough
  • Only two visitors will be permitted to see a patient at a time

Exceptions will be made to the hospital’s visiting policy as necessary. If a person with a fever or cough must visit, he or she will be required to wear a mask to protect patients and staff. 

Carroll Hospital, a LifeBridge Health center, is a nonprofit, acute care facility offering the latest in medical technology, experienced medical professionals in a variety of specialties and a continuum of programs and services to meet the needs of the community.