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MUSC lifts visitor restrictions as flu cases decrease

The Medical University of South Carolina has lifted visitor restrictions, the hospital said. The Medical University of South Carolina has lifted visitor restrictions, the hospital said.
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

MUSC has lifted its visitor restrictions after a brutal flu season in South Carolina. 

The restrictions were lifted at 7 a.m. Wednesday morning. DHEC recently reported there were more than 200 deaths in the state during flu season, which is now slowing down. 

The hospital system had previously not allowed people under the age of 18 to visit patient floors or public areas.

Visitors under the age of 18 were also not be permitted to visit patients or public hospital spaces such as atriums, cafeterias or waiting areas.

Adult visitors who are symptomatic of a cold or flu weren't permitted to visit patients or public hospital spaces such as atriums, cafeterias or waiting areas. 

All patients and visitors went through a flu screening questionnaire at check-in. Visitors who screen positive will not be allowed in the hospitals or public areas.

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