While Thomas Health Systems has seen an uptick in flu cases compared to recent years, visiting policies and hours have not been changed, said spokeswoman Paige Johnson.
Instead, hospital officials are continuing to monitor the situation and take appropriate precautions. "Cover Your Cough" stations have been set up at all public entrances to both Thomas Memorial and St. Francis hospitals. The stations contain hand sanitizer and protective masks for anyone entering the hospital.
"We're making sure they are stocked at all times," Johnson said.
From Nov. 21 to last week, Thomas Memorial Hospital saw 56 cases of the flu, while St. Francis had 40.
State Public Health Commissioner Marian Swinker said last week that flu-like symptoms are widespread, with more than 15,000 people telling doctors they were ill last month and nearly 4,400 reporting they're sick so far this month.
But only 1,393 case of influenza had been confirmed.
Swinker said people should get a flu shot and take other precautions to avoid getting sick, such as washing hands frequently, covering sneezes and coughs and discarding used tissues.