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York County Nursing Home Taking Extra Precautions During Flu Season

With flu season well underway staff at a York County nursing home is doing it’s best to protect those most vulnerable.

“ What’s important to remember is in a facility like this as well as all kinds of nursing homes around the commonwealth, all of us are taking precautions right now. But for us it starts before flu season with residents getting vaccinated,” says Carl Lindquist, York County Communications Director

According to the CDC people over 65 have much lower immune systems than the rest of us making them that much more susceptible to this harsh flu season. The Pleasant Acres Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Springettsbury Township  has 8 confirmed cases of the flu . Because of that family members are not permitted to come and visit  and people within the facility are not permitted to visit other wings of the nursing home. Everyone who works in the nursing home is also required to wear masks to help prevent the spread of the flu.

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