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Around Town – January 1, 2020

Limits on visitors

at local hospitals

To protect mothers, their newborns and the pediatric patients from flu viruses circulating in the region, all Samaritan Health Services hospitals, including Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital, are limiting visitors in birthing centers and pediatric units.

The restrictions began Monday, Dec. 30.

Samaritan’s Infection Prevention team monitors state surveillance data to determine when influenza-like illness has reached a high threshold in Samaritan’s service area of Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties.

Visitor restrictions will include the following...