Huntsville Retirement Community Takes Flu Precautions

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - A south Huntsville retirement community is doing all it can to make sure it does not compromise anyone's health. Redstone Village dealt with a norovirus scare about a year ago. WHNT NEWS 19 went to find out what the staff there is doing to keep from spreading the flu.

The doors allow things to come in and go out. Cindy Brooks can't see everything, but she's trying to cover it all.

"We`re having to be very careful. People can bring in the viruses," said Brooks.

The healthcare administrator is telling people who are sick to not visit Redstone Village. She's also pushing people to use hand sanitizer and wash their hands.

"We have to teach and instruct everybody how to take care of themselves first," added Brooks.

Redstone Village is home to 300 people 62 years old and older. Brooks is also making sure the staff is keeping things clean. She knows if there is one thing to keep out, she must.

"The flu. It`s deadly in the elderly. They can easily die from it just the same as small children. They are a very vulnerable population," added Brooks.

Brooks told WHNT NEWS 19 no one living at Redstone Village has flu symptoms at the time of the broadcast.

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