PeaceHealth tightens COVID-19 protocols, visit Whatcom County facilities | News
PeaceHealth tightens COVID-19 protocols, visit Whatcom County facilities |  News

PeaceHealth tightens COVID-19 protocols, visit Whatcom County facilities | News

BELLINGHAM – With COVID-19 transmission speeds in Whatcom County significantly increasing, PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center and all Whatcom County PeaceHealth Medical Groups clinics again limit the number of visitors allowed inside its facilities.

From 3 May, only one visitor or support person per 24 hours be allowed in PeaceHealth facilities. The no-visitors policy remains in place for COVID-19 patients, with some exceptions.

In addition, visitors will again be restricted from entering PeaceHealth St. The Joseph Gift Shop.

Visitors are still required to wear a level 3 (blue) surgical mask in medical centers and clinics; these are available at all entrances free of charge.

Visitors can also choose to wear their own KN95 or N95 masks if they prefer.

In line with other health organizations in the state of Washington, PeaceHealth uses CDC transmission card to guide us on the next steps in the COVID-19 response in our communities.

“We know how important visits are to our patients and loved ones, and we hope to be able to lift those restrictions as soon as possible,” PeaceHealth said in a May 2 press release. “We appreciate the patience and understanding of the public.”


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