MercyOne tightens visitor restrictions due to influenza

MASON CITY — MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center has increased their visitor restrictions to help protect patients from the further spread of influenza:


Current visitor restrictions include:


= No one under age 18 is allowed to make visits to patients in the hospital


= If you have respiratory or flu-like symptoms, do not visit (fever, cough, vomiting, sore throat, diarrhea)


= OB visitors are restricted to the significant other and grandparents


= Pediatric visitors are limited to parents and grandparents


= Patients in isolation limited to the significant other and parents plus two visitors