The flu and you
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula recommends that community members protect themselves against the flu by getting vaccinated. In addition, take these measures to protect yourself and others:
- Wash your hands
- If you do get ill, limit exposures to others – stay home
- Cough into your elbow
In addition, community members with flu or cold symptoms are asked to avoid visiting the hospital until they are well, to protect patients, other visitors, and our staff.
For more information about the flu, visit the CDC website or see our press release.
Illness prevention tips
Flu Season Visitor Policy
Starting Tuesday, December 3, visitors under the age of 14 or those with cold or flu symptoms are restricted from visiting Community Hospital and Westland House as part of our efforts to help protect our patients from the flu. All Monterey County hospitals will implement these visitor restrictions.
Flu Season Visitor Policy (English)
Flu Season Visitor Policy (Spanish)
Flu message from Dr. Casey Grover, Emergency Department medical director
We at Community Hospital believe flu vaccinations protect our patients, our community, and our families. So far, this flu season, around 90% of our employees are vaccinated. Employees unable to receive the vaccine wear masks when directly caring for patients.