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, Christiana Care is implementing a temporary visitation age restriction starting Friday, Jan. 18. 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. 18.

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, Christiana Care está implementando una restricción temporal en la edad de visitantes a partir del viernes 18 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. Comenzamos la restricción de visitas a menores de 16 años en nuestra Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Neonatales (NICU) y en las áreas para Mujeres y Niños desde el 18 de enero.

Gracias por su comprensión y cooperación.

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

Donors & Supporters

Host Your Own Event

Feeling Creative? Host Your Own Special Event to Support Christiana Care

Do you have a unique fundraising idea that your friends and family would enjoy?

If you want to take that extra step to customize an event—whether it’s a 5K run, an afternoon tea, a beef and beer, or something completely different—we can help you get started and show you ways to make it a success!

Getting Started

Any individual or organization wishing to conduct a fundraising event or promotion involving the use of the name Christiana Care must receive written approval from the Office of Development in advance. The approval process can take up to four weeks.

Our experienced staff will be happy to meet with you to help you conceptualize your event, as well as assist in designating a specific area of interest that is meaningful to you.

It will then be up to you (and whatever friends are helping you) to get to work!

  • Social media makes it faster and easier than ever before to develop your mailing lists and spread the news of your event.
  • You will obtain necessary permits, license, and insurance coverage (Note: we will provide a letter of authorization to validate the event authenticity for insurance purposes. We will not provide reimbursement).
  • You will staff your event and solicit celebrity attendance or vendor support/sponsorship for your fundraising activities.
  • We can approve use of the Christiana care logo, provide Christiana Care letterhead and publicize the event within Christiana Care.

What are the guidelines for planning my event?

As a not for profit, Christiana Care Health System follows certain federal guidelines and IRS regulations for charitable giving and acknowledgements. Events must complement the mission, image and core values of Christiana Care and be approved in writing.

For specifics on the guidelines for fundraising events, click here.

Who do I contact?

To begin planning your special event, call the Chrisiana Care Health System Office of Development at 302-327-3305, or email developmentoffice@christianacare.org.

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