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Sharon Boston

Visitor Notice: Measles Alert

Protecting our patients, visitors and employees is our responsibility and highest priority.

With a confirmed case of measles in our area, LifeBridge Health has taken the precautionary measure to change temporarily our visitor policy to no hospital visitors under age 14. We understand that this may be an inconvenience for patients and families. Please know that we made this decision in the best interest of our patients.

Measles is highly contagious among people who are not vaccinated, so we made this proactive decision to protect the health and safety of our patients, visitors and employees. If people think they have measles symptoms or have been exposed to measles recently, they should not come to the hospitals and instead call their primary care doctor for further instructions.

Measles symptoms include fever, runny nose, cough, red/irritated eyes and rash.

We are working in close coordination with state and local health officials and will continue to reassess this visitor policy as appropriate.

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