By Jim Orr 

Widespread Respiratory Illness Serious

Scottsbluff Hospital Limits Visitation; KHS Monitors Situation


January 31, 2019

Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff announced Tuesday, Jan. 29, that it was temporarily limiting visitor access due to widespread respiratory illness throughout the region. No visitors under age 18 were to be allowed in the hospital until further notice – unless they were a patient or parent of a patient.

In addition, it was advised that any person with a fever, cough, or other flu-like symptom should not visit the hospital for social reasons.

While no such measures were taken at Kimball Health Service as of Tuesday evening, visitor restrictions were put in place at the Scottsbl...

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