Flu Precautions at Memorial

Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital is experiencing extremely high rates of flu cases. As a precaution, children 12 years old and younger are restricted from visiting the hospital. Children, and those already compromised, are particularly vulnerable to becoming ill.

We understand, however, that there are circumstances where you and your family members must visit the hospital, and we ask that you take the following precautions:  

  • Use hand sanitizer and wear a mask. These are provided at all entrances to the hospital.
  • Make your visit to the hospital as brief as possible.
  • Practice regular hand hygiene (wash hands with soap and water, hand sanitizer)

This restriction will be in place until further notice. Visitors may be approached or questioned by Memorial staff while on site.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time. Our priority is keeping our community safe and healthy.

For more information about the flu, please visit the Washington State Department of Health website: https://www.doh.wa.gov/ or Right Care Yakima.

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