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CMH asking visitors to refrain from visiting if sick

Community Memorial Healthcare (CMH) is taking precautionary measures for visitors due to a rise in flu cases in Marysville and Marshall County. All visitors to the hospital must wash their hands before entering and when leaving a patient’s room and they must wear a mask. CMH is also asking visitors who do not feel well to refrain from entering the hospital if they’re experiencing flu-like symptoms, including a fever with sore throat, coughing, body aches or headache.

“The health of our patients and the community are the highest concern of Community Memorial Healthcare,” said Dr. John Ryan, Chief of Medical Staff. “This decision was made to protect those at greatest risk during the flu season.”

Hospital officials say that the decision was made because rates of influenza-like illness have risen in the last few days. As soon as the number of active cases subsides, the precautionary measures for visitors will be lifted.

About Kevin Rippe

Kevin Rippe was born in Marysville and moved to Smith Center at the age of 1, then graduated from Smith Center High School in 1995. He graduated from Cloud County Community College in 1997, and joined the staff of KKAN/KQMA radio in Phillipsburg a year later. Since June of 2011 Kevin has been with us here at Your Country KNDY. You can hear Kevin on daily news reports, as well as calling area high school football and basketball. Kevin lives in Marysville with his wife Melissa, and 4 children Brennen, Jacob, Bailee, and Joshua.