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Blessing lifts visiting restrictions

Blessing lifts visiting restrictions

3 months ago by Scott Hardy

Restrictions due to flu were in place for nearly four months

One area hospital has lifted its' restrictions on who can visit patients.

Blessing Hospital announced Thursday that its' flu-related visiting restrictions have been lifted. Hospital spokesman Steve Felde said in a statement that cases of the flu have fallen below the designated “regional outbreak” level. For nearly four months, people under the age of 16 were restricted from visiting patients at Blessing, due to what the hospital said was "the protection of the visitor and the patient".

A similar restriction was also in place at Hannibal Regional Hospital.

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