Visitors: Please Read

Visitor policy during influenza season

To keep our environment safe and decrease the risk of spreading influenza, please follow these guidelines during the influenza season:

  • Visitors, including children less than 16 years old, should be limited to immediate family members or those few persons who are necessary for the patient’s emotional well-being and care, as designated by the patient and his/her care team.
  • The following groups of people may NOT visit patients in the hospital:
    • Persons with a cough.

    • Persons with a fever. You may visit after you have been fever-free for 24 hours WITHOUT the use of fever-reducing medication, such as medicines containing acetaminophen (Tylenol®) or aspirin. (Note: Aspirin should be avoided in flu-like illness.)

    • Persons who are feeling sick.

    • Children and adolescents less than 16 years old other than those necessary for the patient’s well-being.

  • All visitors must clean their hands with alcohol-based hand cleanser or soap and water upon entering and exiting patient rooms.

Note: Additional policies restricting visitors may be put in place on certain specialty units.

Visitor policy not during influenza season

Please help us keep a healthy environment for our patients, their families, our visitors and our co-workers by following these guidelines when visiting patients outside of influenza season:

  • Do NOT visit the hospital if you have a fever. You may visit after you have been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol®) or aspirin. (Note: Aspirin should be avoided in flu-like illness.)
  • Do NOT visit the hospital if you feel sick.
  • Cover your cough.
  • Clean your hands often with alcohol-based hand cleanser or soap and water and upon entering and exiting patient rooms.

Thank you for helping us create a safe environment!

Questions About Influenza?

Email influenza@emoryhealthcare.org.