MUSC Hospitals Place New Visitor Restrictions Due to Influx of Flu Cases

MUSC hospitals have placed new visitor restrictions due to flu concerns.

MUSC says, “The safety of patients, their families and our care team continues to be our number one priority.”

Due to the influx of flu cases, hospital visitor restrictions and screenings will remain in place until further notice.

  • Further restrictions for visitors under age 18 have been added:
  • Visitors under the age of 18 will not be permitted to visit patient floors or public areas at the following MUSC Health hospitals: Children’s Hospital, University Hospital, Ashley River Tower (ART), and the Institute of Psychiatry.
  • Visitors under the age of 18 will not be permitted to visit patients or public hospital spaces such as atriums, cafeterias or waiting areas.
  • Adult visitors (18+) who are symptomatic of a cold or flu will not be permitted to visit patients or public hospital spaces such as atriums, cafeterias or waiting areas.

Restrictions for patient and visitor screenings are as follows:

  • All patients and visitors will go through a flu screening questionnaire at check-in.
  • Screening includes patients and visitors to our hospitals and all ambulatory clinics.
  • Visitors who screen positive (fever, chills, cough or contact with a symptomatic patient within the last 7 days) will not be allowed in the hospitals or public areas.
  • Visitors who do not comply with screening guidelines will not be allowed to visit patients.
  • Flu stations are set up across our hospitals equipped with masks, sanitizers, wipes and tissues for added preventative care.

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