Submitted by PeaceHealth 

With COVID-19 transmission rates in Skagit County significantly increasing, PeaceHealth United General Medical Center and all Skagit County PeaceHealth Medical Group clinics will be further limiting the number of visitors permitted inside our facilities.

Effective this Tuesday, May 17, only one visitor OR support person per 24 hours will be allowed in our facilities. In addition, visitors will again be restricted from entering our PeaceHealth United General gift shop and cafeteria.

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 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 are taking these additional precautions in Skagit County because infection transmission rates have again risen and held steady for a full week in the “high” risk category.

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.

To learn more about PeaceHealth’s COVID-19 response, please visit the PeaceHealth website. 

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