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.

Center for Community Health

Health Ambassadors

Health Ambassadors guide families on the path to good health.

If you are pregnant, a mom or dad, or are thinking about having a baby, a health ambassador can connect you with resources in the community to help you raise a healthy family.

Our program promotes good health before pregnancy and provides information to help prevent premature births, a leading cause of death in newborn babies. The health ambassadors also promote key maternal and child health messages including the benefits of breastfeeding and the importance of safe sleep.

The health ambassadors work in targeted high risk zip codes to connect pregnant women and young families to health care, social services, home visiting and educational programs. The health ambassadors work with community partners including Henrietta Johnson Medical Center, St. Francis Healthcare, Westside Family Healthcare and the Wilmington Hospital Health Center.

The health ambassador program was founded by Christiana Care’s Department of Family & Community Medicine, Center for Community Health, and the Wilmington Consortium, with funding from the Delaware Division of Public Health.

For more information about the Health Ambassadors, call 302-320-6582.

Center for Community Health
Wilmington Annex
1400 N. Washington St., 4th Floor, Wilmington, DE 19801 directions
302-320-6793