MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Allina Health has announced it would be restricting visitor guidelines as a result of influenza.

The restrictions affect more than a dozen hospitals.

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Allina Health said that children under 5 years old are asked to not visit with patients, as well as visitors who are older but suffering from symptoms of sickness.

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Also, if you are visiting one of the hospitals in the system and have a sick child, you are urged to wear a mask while on the premises.

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The hospitals listed by Allina Health included:

  • Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis
  • Buffalo Hospital
  • Cambridge Medical Center
  • District One Hospital, Faribault
  • Mercy Hospital, Coon Rapids
  • Mercy Hospital – Unity Campus, Fridley
  • New Ulm Medical Center
  • Owatonna Hospital
  • Phillips Eye Institute, Minneapolis
  • Regina Hospital, Hastings
  • River Falls Area Hospital, River Falls, Wis.
  • St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Shakopee
  • United Hospital, St. Paul