Until the prevalence of influenza has abated, Thompson cannot permit visitors under the age of 14 at either facility.

Based on a sharp increase in influenza in the region, UR Medicine’s Thompson Health has instituted visitor restrictions at both F.F. Thompson Hospital and the M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center.

Until the prevalence of influenza has abated, Thompson cannot permit visitors under the age of 14 at either facility.

In addition, each patient or resident is limited to two visitors at a time, and anyone displaying symptoms of possible illness is asked to refrain from visiting until they have been symptom-free for at least 24 hours.

Signs regarding this temporary policy are posted at the entrances to both the hospital and the continuing care center, and staff members have been made aware.

Similar precautions are in place at some of the other healthcare facilities in the region.

Close monitoring of influenza activity will continue and Thompson will return to regular visiting practices as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.