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Woodford Times - Peoria, IL
  • Visitor restrictions lifted at Peoria area hospitals

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  • The Peoria County Health Department is reporting a reduction in flu cases.
    Because of this, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Methodist Medical Center, Pekin Hospital and Proctor Hospital are lifting visitor restrictions.
    For the last two weeks, Peoria-area hospitals operated under a restricted visitor policy recommended by the Illinois Department of Public Health, including allowing no visitors under the age of 18. The IDPH’s letter to hospitals indicated that local health departments would make the determination on when to lift the restriction based on the prevalence of flu in the local community.
    We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding while the restrictions were in place.
    For the safety of our patients, visitors and staff, we are still asking that you do not visit hospitalized loved ones if you have flu-like symptoms or other illness.

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