Due to the outbreak of flu in Central Texas, we are experiencing higher than normal patient volumes in our Emergency Department and Inpatient Units. We apologize for any delays and appreciate your patience as we work to provide comfort and care to all.
To avoid catching or spreading the flu, stay away from sick people and stay home if you are sick. It also is important to WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
Linens, eating utensils, and dishes belonging to those who are sick should not be shared without washing thoroughly first. Eating utensils can be washed either in a dishwasher or by hand with water and soap and do not need to be cleaned separately. Further, frequently touched surfaces should be cleaned and disinfected at home, work and school, especially if someone is ill.