Spectrum Health Hospitals Announce Restrictions on Visitors

Spectrum Health hospitals are putting restrictions on visitors after Michigan was found to be among the hardest hit states for respiratory illnesses.

They ask anyone with a fever greater than 100.4, a sore throat or vomiting not to visit the hospital.

Spectrum’s goal is to protect their patients and staff members.

They say the best way to keep these illnesses from spreading is to limit exposure.

“Get your flu shot. I really strongly recommend you get your flu shot. It’s not too late so get that. Proper hand hygiene, use your hand sanitizer. Wash with soap and water for at least 15 seconds,” said Amy Montross, infection preventionist at Spectrum Health Big Rapids and Reed City Hospitals.

These restrictions will in place until further notice.