Tighter COVID protocols returning to Peace Island Medical Center
Posted May 3, 2022 at 9:46 am by San Juan Update
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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