Bill Schmitt
Senior Communications Manager
Department of External Affairs

Public Service Announcement: Flu Season Visitor Restriction

Visitors temporarily restricted to age 16 or older

In order to protect patients and the community from the flu during this flu season, ChristianaCare has implemented temporary changes to the visitor policy at Christiana Hospital and Wilmington Hospital.

Children under the age of 16 are not permitted to visit patients at the hospitals until further notice. Children younger than 16 are more likely to get the flu and remain contagious longer than adults. This restriction does not apply to outpatient services.

To avoid getting the flu and to protect your loved ones, we recommend that you get your flu shot, cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze, wash your hands frequently and avoid close contact with people who have flu symptoms.

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Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, ChristianaCare is one of the country’s most dynamic health care organizations, centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible and lowering health care costs. ChristianaCare includes an extensive network of primary care and outpatient services, home health care, urgent care centers, three hospitals (1,299 beds), a free-standing emergency department, a Level I trauma center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women’s health. It also includes the pioneering Gene Editing Institute and was rated by IDG Computerworld as one of the nation’s Best Places to Work in IT. ChristianaCare is a nonprofit teaching health system with more than 260 residents and fellows. With the unique CareVio data-powered care coordination service and a focus on population health and value-based care, ChristianaCare is shaping the future of health care. Learn how ChristianaCare delivers greater quality and value at