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Visitor Restrictions at Children’s

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and seasonal flu visitor restrictions in effect

3/4/2010 

Due to the continuation of the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and seasonal flu season and the decrease in H1N1 flu,  Children’s Hospital Central California has revised its annual visitation restrictions.  This is for the safety of patients, visitors and staff.

Effective March 3, children 12 and under will not be able to visit patients in the Child Life playroom and on all inpatient units except the Rehabilitation Center. Parents and visitors are encouraged to leave children at home when they come to the hospital to visit patients. (Read Children's visitor policy.)

The goal of these restrictions is to prevent visiting children from infecting hospitalized children with RSV and flu. It also protects visiting children from being infected by hospital bound patients.

RSV is a respiratory virus that infects the lungs and breathing passages. It can lead to serious health problems in young children and is the most common cause of bronchiolitis and pneumonia in children under 1 in the United States.

These restrictions are expected to last until the RSV season ends in the spring.

RSV Brochure - English
RSV Brochure - Spanish