Visitor restrictions are being enforced at St. Joseph’s/Candler locations

Updated Friday, Nov. 24

Due to the significant increase in flu and other respiratory illnesses in the community, St. Joseph's/Candler is implementing our annual Flu and Respiratory Illness Restrictions. Effective Friday, Nov. 24, the following flu and respiratory illness restrictions will go into effect for visitors:

  • If you have not been vaccinated for the flu or have any symptoms of respiratory illness, we ask that you wear a mask.
  • For the safety of our patients and for the safety of your children, children under the age of 18 are not permitted to visit any patients at St. Joseph's/Candler.
  • Those under the age of 18 cannot visit patients at the Telfair BirthPlace at Candler Hospital unless they are the primary caretaker.
  • If you feel sick or have any symptoms of respiratory illness, please do not visit patients in this facility. Symptoms include:
  • Fever (100 degrees or more)
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle/joint/body aches
  • Headaches
  • Nausea/vomiting/diarrhea

These restrictions apply to all St. Joseph's/Candler hospitals, physician offices and other facilities.

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