Flu season visitor restriction – age 16 or older (Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu) – Mayores de 16 años.)

Flu Season Visitor Restriction

Visitors temporarily restricted to age 16 or older

As a safety first organization, ChristianaCare is implementing a temporary visitation age restriction starting Tuesday, Jan. 21. 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.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

For more information about the Flu visit our Health Library.

Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu)

Temporalmente solo se permiten los visitantes mayores de 16 años.

Como una organización que promueve la seguridad ante todo, ChristianaCare está implementando una restricción temporal en la edad de visitantes a partir del viernes 21 de enero. Esta restricción temporal protege a los pacientes, a sus seres queridos y al personal de cuidados de salud durante esta época con un número extremadamente alto de casos de influenza y de otras enfermedades respiratorias que circulan en nuestra comunidad.

Las nuevas restricciones, en los hospitales Christiana y Wilmington, sólo permiten visitas a pacientes de personas mayores de 16 años. Los niños y adolescentes menores de 16 años son más propensos a contraer el flu y son contagiosos por más tiempo que los adultos. Esta restricción no aplica a las áreas de servicios ambulatorios.

Gracias por su comprensión y cooperación.

Para más información sobre la gripe, visite nuestra Biblioteca de Salud.

Our Volunteers

ChristianaCare Health System Explorer Post 2613

The ChristianaCare Health System Explorer Post 2613 is part of the Learning for Life section of the Del-Mar-Va Council, Boy Scouts of America. Exploring focuses on career exploration, leadership development, life skills, and school-to-work opportunities. Membership is for high school and college age students, 14 through 20 and is open all year long. The Explorer Post gives students an opportunity to arrange a job shadowing experience with medical professionals to learn about the training, duties and rewards of today’s health care professions. Explorer Post members also participate in a service project which includes holiday window painting at Christiana Hospital, West End Café.  Monthly Explorer Post meetings focus on health care career opportunities from a behind-the-scenes perspective. Students are encouraged to attend a meeting as a guest and bring a friend.

ChristianaCare administration includes employee volunteers and student officers elected by the Explorers.  The adult volunteers advise the Post members of the programs and health care opportunities available to them.

Please consider attending a ChristianaCare Health System Explorer Post 2613 meeting as a guest.  Registration information is available at all Post meetings. For those that are interested in joining, bring this registration form to any meeting. A meetings schedule can be found here.

For those that have additional questions, you can contact the program by calling 302-733-6857 or send an email to

ChristianaCare 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