Citing a reduction in flu cases, a policy enacted by Lee Health banning children 12 and under from visiting their hospitals has been lifted.
The health care provider, which owns four hospitals and a separate children’s hospital, had banned children from entering patient areas as a response to a more active than usual flu season.
“Lee Health officials had put the restriction in place because of a sharp increase in flu cases,” the provider said in a social media post announcing the rollback. “The flu is still a concern, so be sure to practice good hygiene, wash your hands, stay home when you are sick, and cover your cough.”
Lee Health owns Lee Memorial Hospital, Cape Coral Hospital, HealthPark Medical Center, Gulf Coast Medical Center, and Golisano Children’s Hospital.
According to the Florida Department of Health, flu activity in the state of Florida appears to have peaked at the beginning of February. Lee Health put the restriction in place in mid-January.
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