Portage Health Visit Restriction Lifted

Visiting restriction have been in place since the end of January at Portage Health in hancock.

Today, those restriction have been lifted.

The restrictions didn’t allow children to visit the Family Birthing Center because of a high occurrence of a dangerous respiratory virus in children that is very dangerous for newborns.

Portage Health staff have seen a significant decrease in local cases of the virus, known as RSV.

Siblings of newborns are now allowed to visit the birthing center during normal visiting hours.

Posted by: Mike Hoey