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Hanover retirement community grapples with flu cases


Staff Report
Thursday, March 14, 2019

HANOVER — The Kendal at Hanover retirement community limited access to its community center and canceled other events at its Route 10 campus this week after an outbreak of flu cases.

Kendal had eight confirmed cases of the influenza A virus since last Thursday and another 10 “unconfirmed cases where residents had flu-like symptoms,” according to Kendal spokesman Jeff Roosevelt.

Kendal houses more than 400 residents, is able to administer Tamiflu treatment to those who need it and is likely to ease some of the restrictions on gatherings on Friday morning, Roosevelt said.

“Right now all signs are indicating we will be lifting those restrictions on limited access (Friday) morning,” he said via email. “We will continue to encourage our residents and staff to stay vigilant in taking the necessary precautions to remain flu-free.”

Roosevelt said all the residents who tested positive for flu or showed flu-like symptoms had been vaccinated this year.