White Salmon, Wash. In response to Covid-19, Skyline Health is implementing temporary visitation restrictions to help protect its patients and visitors. Effective Monday, March 16, Skyline Health is prohibiting visitation to its hospital for visitors ages 12 and under, those who have a fever, cough, sore throat or respiratory issues, and pets.
Those allowed to visit must wash their hands before and after visiting patients, and after coughing or sneezing. There is a limit of two visitors per patient and visitors must stay in the patient room until leaving the facility.
“We understand the importance of visitation, however given the concern related to Covid-19, it is more practical to call, text, email or facetime,” said Kate Black, Skyline Health’s infection preventionist. “Our goal in putting these restrictions in place is to slow the spread of this respiratory virus and protect our community.”
Visitation restriction will be in place until further notice.