Influenza is widespread throughout the United States. At Cooper, we have seen an increase in cases of influenza in our Emergency Department, Urgent Care Centers, and Department of Pediatrics.

Many hospitals across the country are restricting visitors in accordance with pandemic and epidemic influenza plans. Cooper’s Infection Prevention Department and Hospital Epidemiologist have now placed the following restrictions on visitors until further notice:

  1. If you have flu-like symptoms, we highly encourage you to stay home, rest, and recover. If your visit is required for the well-being of a patient, we ask that you perform hand-hygiene when you enter and leave your loved one's room, and we ask that you wear a surgical mask while visiting. Click here to learn more about performing hand-hygiene. If you have any questions, please ask a member of the Cooper team for assistance.

  2. If you are visiting with a child or teen under the age of 15 who has had flu-like symptoms within the past three weeks, even if they are feeling well now, we strongly encourage them to wear a surgical mask while visiting. Children and teens 15 and under shed the flu virus longer and can be infectious for up to three weeks.

  3. At this time, Cooper is limiting visitors to two at a time for patients treated in semi-private rooms in Kelemen Building.

We thank you for your help in protecting yourself, patients, and visitors from the spread of the influenza virus. If you have any questions, please contact our Patient Relations team at 856.342.2432.