St. Anthony Limits Nursing Home Visitation Due to Influenza

St. Anthony Nursing Home has temporarily limited visitation due to influenza (flu) and influenza-like illnesses.

posted on 1/22/2020 in Press Release

Flu AlertSt. Anthony Nursing Home has temporarily limited visitation due to influenza (flu) and influenza-like illnesses. St. Anthony is taking every precaution to protect its residents and patients. St. Anthony encourages individuals who may be experiencing flu-like symptoms, including fever, chills, body aches, cough, fatigue, sore throat and headache, to avoid visiting the hospital or nursing home while contagious. Individuals may be contagious for up to 7 days after onset of symptoms. Only adult, healthy immediate family members may visit nursing home residents at this time. These recommendations have been established to protect patients, residents and visitors who are at high risk for contracting an illness and those with weaker immune systems.

St. Anthony is canceling daily mass until the illness passes.

St. Anthony encourages community members to remember these important flu prevention tips this season, including:

  1. Don’t hesitate to vaccinate. It’s not too late! The St. Anthony Clinic has flu shots available, and encourages community members who have not yet received the vaccination to get one today.
  2. Wash your hands often to kill bacteria and prevent the spread of germs.
  3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, especially after coming into contact with others or running errands this time of year.
  4. Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze to avoid passing germs to others.

If you have questions or concerns about visitation restrictions or mass, contact St. Anthony Nursing Home at (712) 792-5291.

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