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Phoenix Children’s Hospital Announces Respiratory Virus Season Restrictions

Starting Saturday, December 17 at 5:00 a.m., Respiratory Virus Season visitor restrictions will be in effect at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. This means visitors must be at least 12 years old to visit with patients who are hospitalized.

Children less than 12 years of age are not allowed:

  • past the 2nd floor clinics in the Main Tower
  • past the Emily Center in the East Tower (except for siblings of patients seen by Outpatient Rehab)
  • past the entrance of PCH Mercy Gilbert

In addition, inpatients are not allowed in the cafeteria, gift shop and lobby areas during hospitalization until RSV restrictions are lifted.

Signage will be posted throughout the hospital and Infection Prevention & Control will distribute educational information on the units for both staff and family.

About Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Phoenix Children’s Hospital is Arizona’s only children’s hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals with rankings in all ten specialties. Phoenix Children's provides world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. As one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country, Phoenix Children’s provides care across more than 75 pediatric specialties. The Hospital is poised for continued growth in quality patient care, research and medical education. For more information about the hospital, visit

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