PeaceHealth Easing Visitation Policy as Skagit County’s COVID-19 Transmission Rates Decline

Submitted by PeaceHealth

With COVID-19 transmission rates declining, PeaceHealth United General Medical Center and PeaceHealth Medical Group clinics in Sedro-Woolley and Burlington have further relaxed visitation policies effective this week.

Patients may now have two people visit at a time. This is a change from previous policy allowing only one visitor at a time.

Visitors are still required to wear a mask in healthcare settings per state health department and CDC guidelines. They will be asked to self-screen by reviewing the posters displayed that list COVID-19 symptoms. 

Skagit County has maintained a “moderate” transmission risk level for more than seven days, which meets the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for the lower risk level for healthcare facilities.  

Transmission rates have also fallen in Whatcom County, so our PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center and PeaceHealth Medical Group clinics there have also eased protocols.

PeaceHealth remains cautious and is prepared to tighten up protocols should these trends again reverse.  

About PeaceHealth

Based in Vancouver, Washington, PeaceHealth is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Visit us online at the PeaceHealth website.

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