BBGH visitation restrictions still in effect

Box Butte General Hospital is still restricting visitors under the age of 18 to the facility, due to an increase in respiratory illness in the community.

No children under 18 are allowed to visit the hospital at this time. Children are allowed if they need medical treatment or testing.

"If you are sick, please do not visit the hospital other than to receive medical treatment or testing," said Special Services Director Mary Mockerman, RN-CIC, CSW. "This includes having a sore throat, cough, fever, nasal congestion, cold or flu symptoms, vomiting or diarrhea."

Ms. Mockerman urges the public to stay well by washing hands frequently to lessen exposure to sick people and staying home and away from public places if sick.

The public will be informed when the restriction is lifted.

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