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.


CareRef is the first cloud based application created by Christiana Care Health System to serve as a central resource for accessing the latest evidence-based guidelines and pathway of care for clinicians providing direct care to patients.

CareRef will allow for effective communication of clinical pathway guidelines to Christiana Care clinical staff in the most efficient and secure way and will serve as the single source of truth for physicians with governance over how the content is managed and updated over time.

The application is available on both your desktop computer and iOS device.

CareRef iTunes app CareRef website

How can I access CareRef?

Anyone with an 801# can access CareRef by logging in with either their institutional id (801#) or Christiana Care e-mail and password.

CareRef can be accessed onsite or remotely:

  • The desktop version can be accessed through this link. You will be required to use multifactor authentication. Set up will take 10 minutes or less. If you need assistance with multifactor authentication, please contact the Customer Service Center.
  • CareRef can also be found in the iTunes App Store. From your iPhone (iOS 7.2 or above), search the App Store with the keyword “CareRef”.

From the Christiana Care Intranet, a direct link to the desktop version can be found on the right hand side of the page under “applications”.  More information can also be found under the Education intranet site.