East Alabama Medical Center will be restricting visiting hours with the increase of influenza across the region.
EAMC says people with flu-like symptoms are not permitted to visit. Symptoms of the flu include: cough, sore throat, aches and a fever.
The hospital says it is okay to visit if you are healthy, but recommend you washing your hands before and after you visit a patient and to cover your cough with a tissue or your sleeve.
Visitations are limited to healthy, immediate family members only (ages 12 and older.)
You can reach patients by calling 334-528 followed by their room number.