Pediatric Respiratory Season Alert Restrictions for TCRHCC Children's in Effect
To protect the health of our patients, visitor restrictions for the
Pediatric Care Unit and OB/GYN Unit are now in effect.
Beginning January 13, the Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC) is restricting children aged 12 years old and younger from visiting the Pediatric Care Unit and OB/GYN Unit during the Pediatric Respiratory Season.
Children aged 12 years old and younger are also not permitted in the waiting areas of the PEDS Unit and OB/GYN unless there are extreme circumstances. Any exception to the child visitation must be made by Hospital Physician.
Some Frequently Asked Questions:
Why are children under 12 years old unable to come to the hospital during certain times of the year?
Children 12 years old and younger cannot visit when the Pediatric Respiratory Season visitor restrictions are in place because children get sick more often than adults and when children get sick their bodies do not fight off infection as fast as adults. Children with respiratory viruses can spread their illness to others for up to two days before they have any symptoms of being sick. Almost half of children with viral respiratory infections do not have any symptoms, but can still spread the illness.
We understand that visitor restrictions present challenges for families and can be difficult for children who have a loved one in the hospital. However, it is important for the safety of all TCRHCC Hospital patients that children 12 years old or younger not visit in person during these periods.
What about extreme circumstances?
If there are extreme circumstances during the Pediatric Respiratory Season visitation restriction time period and a patient requires a child 12 years old and younger to visit, any exception must be made by Hospital Physician. Consult with the physicians and nurses about this.