New H1N1 guidelines for visitors at area hospitals

With so much concern out there about who the flu is hitting and just how sick some people are getting, more and more hospitals are taking action to keep the virus at bay.

While all hospitals say they are more than ready and willing to treat the sick, many are now telling the healthy to stay away!

Victor Puente has more.

With flu cases on the rise, Georgetown Community Hospital is taking another step to help prevent the spread of the flu.

It's a measure they hope will protect patients and children.

A few weeks ago the hospital began limiting visitors in an effort to slow the spread of the virus.

Visitors are asked to leave anyone under the age of eighteen at home.

Hospital officials believe the limitations will help reduce the transfer in both directions.

The guidelines are only for people under eighteen who are visiting the hospital.

Anyone needing medical care should contact their doctor or come to the emergency room.

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