Hospital Protects Patients, People Protect Themselves

April 30, 2009 12:54:10 AM PDT
Children sat outside of Children's Hospital Central California Wednesday afternoon after new restrictions were put in place, banning them from going inside. The restriction keeping kids under the age of 13 out is similar to rules put in place during cold and flu season, but because of swine flu concerns, the number of visitors in each patient room is also limited to two people. "Normally, we let as many people who want to be with the patient. But given the situation, with the swine flu in ca, we're just trying to limit the number of people who come into contact with patients," said hospital spokesperson Micheline Golden.Security guards are also screening visitors at the door and handing out masks and hand sanitizer. The sanitizing gel is in high demand across the valley. One Fresno Target store was completely sold out Wednesday evening.

Fresno Unified bus drivers are also stepping up their sanitizing efforts. They're using a spray on disinfectant at the beginning and end of each route. FUSD officials say it's something drivers do everyday, but because of swine flu concerns, it's even more important.

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