Area hospitals are asking people to voluntarily limit their hospital visits.
The request is based on data from the Peoria City/County Health Department that indicates more flu activity throughout the region. The guidance for limiting hospital visits includes those who are not feeling well or have experienced flu-like symptoms in the last seven days.
Hospital visitors should also be at least 18 years old. The idea is to limit patient exposure to children who have a higher risk for transmitting viral infections.
Those hospitals and medical facilities in the region asking for people to limit visits include OSF Saint Francis, UnityPoint facilities, Pekin Hospital, and Hopedale Medical Complex.