Mercy limits hospital visitation response to flu season

Mercy LogoDue to the severity of the respiratory influenza season, for the safety and health of our patients, associates and community members, Mercy has made several temporary changes to the hospital visitation policy, effective immediately. Children under the age of 12 are discouraged from visiting Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain and Mercy Allen Hospital in Oberlin.

Visitors are discouraged from spending the night in the hospital. If visitors must stay overnight, they are encouraged to stay one at a time.

Individuals with any of the flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, coughing, sore throat, muscle aches) will be asked not to visit, but may resume visits once their symptoms have subsided. Policy changes will remain in effect until the influenza subsides.