Statement from Cartersville Medical Center

Due to the increase in influenza cases both nationwide and in the Cartersville-Bartow County area, Cartersville Medical Center will be restricting visitors who are experiencing flu-like symptoms from visiting patients.  This request is being made in an effort to protect patients, families, and hospital staff from the spread of the flu.  We appreciate the community’s understanding and support. We urge individuals in our community to be diligent and take the following steps to reduce the spread of flu:

  • Get a flu vaccine.
  • Wash your hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze; use a tissue or your sleeve when you cough or sneeze.
  • Clean your hands after coughing or sneezing.
  • If you have flu symptoms or are at high risk for the flu, wear a mask.

Floyd Medical Center and Polk Medical Center are also restricting visitors because of a rapid increase in flu cases.