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Estes Park Health reminds the community of cold and flu season precautions

Temporary precautionary limitation on visitation now in place at Estes Park Health and Estes Park Health Living Center for visitors.

As the northern hemisphere dips deeper into the winter months, cold and flu season swings into full effect. No community is immune to these annual outbreaks, and in order to ensure the health of patients and residents, Estes Park Health and Estes Park Health Living Center remind everyone of the following guidelines:

  • NO ONE with any cough,cold for flu symptoms should come as a visitor to Estes Park¬† Health or Estes Park Health Living Center for non-medical reasons.
  • Children under the age of 13 should refrain from visiting Estes Park Health or Estes Park Health Living Center for non-medical reasons.
  • Healthy hospital and Living Center visitors are encouraged to use the hand sanitizer available in the lobbies at the hospital, Emergency Department and the Living Center upon arrival and departure.
  • NO ONE with any contact of known influenza cases within the past 48 hours should visit Estes Park Health or the Living Center for non-medical reasons.
  • If you do have an appointment within the hospital, and are sick, please wear a mask provided at each entryway of Estes Park Health.

Since the number of flu cases is currently up among the general population, people with cough, cold and flu symptoms are encouraged to call (970-586-2200) before coming to the Physician Clinic. “With the latest technology, we may be able to help our patients, safely and effectively, from the comfort of their own homes,” states Dr. Joseph Lee, Employee Health Physician at Estes Park Health.

As a last reminder, anyone having difficulty breathing or experiencing shortness of breath should go directly to the Emergency Department or call 911.

For more information visit eph.org, or call 970-586-2200.

You can get additional information from Joe Ward, Director Infection Control,  at 970-586-2317 ext. 4243