- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - Two hospitals in the Eastern Panhandle are temporarily restricting visitations because of flu concerns.

University Healthcare announced the restrictions at Berkeley Medical Center and Jefferson Medical Center on Thursday.

The restrictions include limiting patient visits to one visitor at all times who isn’t visibly ill. A second visitor per patient is allowed from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Visitors who have influenza-like illnesses, fever or cough aren’t allowed.

Visitors at Berkeley Medical Center must be at least 18 years old. Jefferson Medical Center’s age restrictions vary by unit.

University Healthcare says in a news release that Jefferson Medical Center’s obstetrics department is the only exception. The department’s visitor policy is unchanged at this time.


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