Tighter COVID protocols returning to Peace Island Medical Center

Posted May 3, 2022 at 9:46 am by

Peace­Health shares news about revised vis­i­tor pro­to­cols now in place at Peace Island Med­ical Center.

With COVID-19 trans­mis­sion rates in San Juan Coun­ty sig­nif­i­cant­ly increas­ing, Peace­Health Peace Island Med­ical Cen­ter and the adja­cent Peace­Health Med­ical Group clin­ic will be scal­ing back the num­ber of vis­i­tors per­mit­ted inside our facilities.

Effec­tive this Tues­day, May 3, only one vis­i­tor or sup­port per­son per 24 hours will be allowed in our facil­i­ties. The no-vis­i­tor pol­i­cy remains in place for COVID-19 patients, with some exceptions.

Vis­i­tors are still required to wear a Lev­el 3 (blue) sur­gi­cal mask in the med­ical cen­ter and clin­ics; those are avail­able at all entrances for free. Vis­i­tors may also choose to wear their own KN95 or N95 masks if they prefer.

In addi­tion, vol­un­teers will not be allowed in the Emer­gency Depart­ment, and will be allowed only lim­it­ed encoun­ters with patients.

Peace­Health facil­i­ties in What­com Coun­ty are imple­ment­ing the same pro­to­cols, also effec­tive May 3.

In align­ment with oth­er Wash­ing­ton state health­care orga­ni­za­tions, Peace­Health is using the CDC’s trans­mis­sion map to guide us on next steps in COVID-19 response in our com­mu­ni­ties. We know how impor­tant vis­i­ta­tion is for our patients and their loved ones, and we hope to be able to lift these restric­tions as soon as pos­si­ble. We appre­ci­ate the public’s patience and understanding.

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