Influenza-like illness in the area has led to visitor precautions continuing to be in place at the Labrador Health Centre and the Long-Term Care Facility in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
The Health Authority is asking the public to assist in limiting the spread of illness by not visiting family members and friends in the hospital or the long-term care facility if the visitors feel ill, or have symptoms such as fever, chills, muscle aches, shortness of breath, coughing and headaches.
Those who do visit are asked to restrict visitation to immediate family members only and to avoid moving around the hospital or the long-term care facility.
The public can also assist in stopping the spread of germs in the home, the workplace and during social activities.
Ways to help are by washing hands frequently; covering coughs or sneezes with a tissue or the crook of the arm; avoiding touching their eyes, nose or mouth and staying home from work if sick.
Those who are ill and feel they need medical attention are urged to call the Newfoundland and Labrador HealthLine at 811.
The HealthLine is a confidential and free telephone service and staffed by experienced Registered Nurses around the clock.
For more information, visit the Labrador-Grenfell Health website at www.lghealth.ca and click on the ‘It’s Flu Season’ link.