Flu & Flu PolicyTo reduce the risk to uninfected patients, University of Michigan has implemented the following visitor restrictions and other safeguards:
- People with flu-like symptoms should not visit loved ones who are hospitalized at U-M’s University Hospital, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, the U-M Cardiovascular Center and the Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital.
- People with flu-like symptoms should not come to their loved ones’ outpatient appointments at U-M clinics and health centers, or come with them to the emergency room, if at all possible.
- Anyone with flu-like symptoms -- whether they are a patient or a visitor who absolutely needs to come -- must wear a mask while they are at any U-M Health System facility. Masks are available at entrance desks.
- In keeping with year-round policy, no children under the age of 12 will be allowed to visit any U-M hospital patient who has suspected or confirmed flu, or other conditions that cause staff to place them in a kind of protective status called "droplet precautions."
- Exceptions to these restrictions can be granted by the patient's care team.
For more information on flu and the flu vaccine, including a "Flu Vaccine Finder" that can help you find a vaccination location near you, visit www.flu.gov.
Read more about the flu, flu vaccinations and cancer patients:
- Cancer and the Flu: Everything you wanted to know about the flu shot when you’re facing cancer
- Flu Facts for People with Cancer