Adirondack Health relaxes visitor restrictions as flu season comes to an end
SARANAC LAKE – Following a declaration by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) that the influenza virus is no longer prevalent in New York, Adirondack Health has relaxed corresponding visitor restrictions.
Dr. Howard Zucker, commissioner of the Department of Health, declared influenza prevalent in New York state on Dec. 28, 2016. Shortly thereafter, Adirondack Health put in place visitor restrictions to prevent the spread of the virus. According to NYSDOH, flu activity peaked in mid-February.
No matter the time of year or relative prevalence of the influenza virus, Adirondack Health encourages visitors and employees alike to practice good hand hygiene by washing their hands frequently with soap and warm water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.