Flu season visitor restriction – age 16 or older

Flu Season Visitor Restriction

Visitors temporarily restricted to age 16 or older

As a safety first organization, Christiana Care is implementing a temporary visitation age restriction starting Friday, Jan. 9. This temporary restriction protects patients, their loved ones and health care workers during this time of extremely high number of influenza cases and other respiratory illnesses circulating in our community.

The new restrictions limit visitors to patients in Christiana and Wilmington hospitals to persons age 16 or older. Children and teens younger than 16 years are most likely to get the flu and remain contagious longer than adults. This restriction does not apply to outpatient and ambulatory services. We began restricting visitors under the age of 16 years in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Women’s and Children’s areas on Jan. 2.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Our Volunteers

Become a Christiana Care Volunteer

Help a neighbor in need

Partner with us to support neighbors on their health care journey. If you have a passion for providing superior customer service, are friendly and outgoing, we have opportunities for you! You will provide a warm welcome; assist with comfort measures and escort patients and guests to their destinations throughout the hospital.

Opportunities are available Monday – Friday, between 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Interview and training required.

There are many ways and places to volunteer at Christiana Care. Learn more about our volunteer opportunities by looking at our volunteer directory When you meet with a volunteer coordinator, you might discuss these options to see if they are the right fit for you.

For additional information about our programs and to apply, please select the appropriate program from the links on the left.

Christiana Care Volunteer Services
Wilmington Hospital
501 W. 14th St.
Wilmington, DE 19801 directions
302-733-1284, option #5
Christiana Hospital
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19718 directions
302-733-1284