Flu Information

Temporary Guidelines During Flu Season

Phoebe has temporarily strengthened flu season visitation restrictions in response to the coronavirus outbreak. These temporary visitation restrictions are in place for your safety. With the first cases of COVID-19, a novel strain of coronavirus, now reported in Georgia, Phoebe and the Southwest Public Health District continue to work closely together to prepare for possible cases in our region and to minimize the spread of the illness.

The following visitation restrictions are now in place at all Phoebe facilities:

  • Only one visitor will be allowed per hospital patient at a time.
  • Only one visitor should accompany patients seeking treatment in clinics, physician offices and ERs.
  • Children under 18 will only be allowed in Phoebe facilities to receive healthcare, not to accompany or visit a patient.
  • If you have a fever, cough, body aches or a sore throat, please do not visit hospitals until you have been symptom-free for 24 hours.
  • Visitors should use hand gel when entering the hospital to minimize the spread of germs.

We apologize for any inconvenience these guidelines may cause. We wish you good health, and we appreciate your understanding and your willingness to help us provide the safest possible environment for all our patients and minimize the spread of this serious illness.

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