JENNIFER BLACKWELL, NEWS DIRECTOR
Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) implemented visitor restrictions Monday, January 4, as a result of the onset of flu season. YRMC, along with many hospitals and healthcare organizations across the country implement visitor restrictions to protect patients, families and staff from unnecessary exposure to the flu virus. Individuals under the age of 18 will not be permitted in patient care and waiting areas during flu season. Visitors may be asked for identification. An exception will be made for anyone under 18 who is a patient’s parent or for persons receiving services. YRMC is also asking individuals to refrain from visiting patients if they are experiencing fever, cough, aches and pains, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, chills, runny or stuffy nose or flu-like symptoms.
Sunridge Drive will be closed south of 16th Street and Yuma Palms Parkway for grading, repaving and paint striping. Contractor aims to have roadway reopened as soon as possible. Access restaurants and hotels on this block by detouring using Pacific Avenue and 18th Street. This is part of the Gomez Plaza construction project that includes a right turn lane from Sunridge Drive to 16th Street and a right turn lane from 16th Street into Gomez Plaza near the 16th Street and Pacific Avenue intersection. Additionally, concrete will be graded and paved on 16th Street near its intersection with Pacific Avenue, leading to a lane closure and reduced speed limit along 16th Street. A portion of south Sunridge Drive will be closed to through traffic while the project is underway. The project also includes the installation of a traffic signal to the Gomez Plaza. Signs will be posted along 16th Street to alert drivers of detours and road closures in the area.
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