Local Hospitals to Begin Enforcing New Hospital Visitation Rules on Friday

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND/ODESSA - All three Midland and Odessa hospitals are making changes to their visitation policies during the flu season starting on Friday.

Starting on Friday, children under the age of 14 will not be allowed in any patient care areas or waiting rooms, which includes intensive and critical care units.

All children will be restricted to the first floor.

No more than two visitors will be allowed per patient at any time.

All visitors, no matter how old they are, are encouraged not to visit any hospitals if they are suffering from flu-like symptoms or have been around anyone who is.