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PeaceHealth lifts ‘no visitor’ policy

By , Columbian staff writer

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center has lifted its “no visitor” policy and is now allowing one visitor per day, per patient, with some limited exceptions.

The policy change comes as COVID-19 case counts in Clark County continue to drop significantly.

For patients confirmed with COVID-19, the no-visitors policy will remain in place with limited exceptions.

Exceptions to the policy will be made at the discretion of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center’s clinical care leadership.

The hospital will continue to screen visitors for fever and COVID-19 symptoms. Visitors must wear a mask during their entire visit.

“We recognize that having a loved one by a patient’s side is important during a hospital stay. We believe these changes best balance the comfort of our patients and families with effectively safeguarding against the spread of COVID-19 for our patients, employees and the broader community,” said Sean Gregory, PeaceHealth Columbia Network’s chief executive.

This visitor policy adjustment impacts only hospital visitation and does not change the visitor restrictions at any PeaceHealth medical clinics.

Visit peacehealth.org/coronavirus for more information.


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