Updated visitor restrictions across UNC Hospitals begin Friday, Jan. 17

Because of a continuing active flu season, children 12 years old and younger will not be permitted to visit patients in any inpatient areas, waiting areas and/or play rooms across all of UNC Hospitals. Normal visiting policies for children 12 years old and younger remain in effect for outpatient areas within UNC Hospitals.

The Triangle region of North Carolina is experiencing an early, active flu season. So far at UNC Hospitals, more than 200 patients have tested positive for influenza and three patients have died from the flu.

Beginning on Friday Jan. 17, 2014, children 12 years old and younger will not be permitted to visit patients in any inpatient areas, waiting areas and/or play rooms across all of UNC Hospitals.  The hospitals include: N.C. Memorial, N.C. Children’s, N.C. Women's, N.C. Neurosciences, and N.C. Cancer Hospitals. Normal visiting policies for children 12 years old and younger remain in effect for outpatient areas within UNC Hospitals.

These restrictions are temporary and will be reviewed when the number of new influenza cases declines.  In the meantime, we ask visitors with fever, cough or other flu-like symptoms to stay at home.

Thank you for helping to keep our patients safe!

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