Coshocton Hospital visitation restrictions lifted

COSHOCTON -- Coshocton Hospital has lifted the visitation restrictions that were put into place last fall. The hospital is currently not experiencing flu cases at a level that warrants keeping the restrictions in place at the current time. The situation will continue to be monitored closely.

"However, for the protection of our patients, we ask that people do not visit if they are experiencing flu symptoms that include cough, fever, sore throat, body aches or vomiting," said Kathy Reed, RN, CIC.

Individuals are still encouraged to follow the following practices to help prevent the spread of the flu: Get your seasonal and H1N1 flu vaccine; wash your hands often or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer; cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you sneeze or cough, then throw the tissue in the trash; and stay home if you are sick.