PeaceHealth relaxes visitation policy

Change follows week-plus of 'moderate' transmission risk
October 26, 2022 at 2:56 p.m.

By CDN Staff

PeaceHealth announced Wednesday it was relaxing its visitation policy in lieu of a "moderate" transmission risk in Whatcom County over more than seven days. The change applies to PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center and PeaceHealth Medical Group clinics.

Two people can now visit a patient at one time, an increase from the previous one-visitor-at-a-time rule. Visitors are also able to use the main cafeteria, the Grounds & Grains Café and the Gift Nook gift shop at PeaceHealth St. Joseph. Those visiting PeaceHealth will be asked to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms via posters on the wall. 

Visitors are still asked to wear a mask, and PeaceHealth said it "remains cautious and is prepared to tighten up protocols should these trends again reverse," a news release stated.

Whatcom County is currently at a low rate of transmission, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  

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