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Omicron COVID surge compels Providence St. Mary to tighten visitor restrictions to one visitor per patient


January 20, 2022

WALLA WALLA—Due to skyrocketing cases of COVID-19, Providence St. Mary Medical Center is tightening visitor restrictions to one visitor per patient beginning Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022.

The visitor must remain the same individual throughout the patient’s stay and cannot rotate. The visitor may come once in 24 hours and not come and go within the same day.

Visitor restrictions are necessary for the safety of patients, visitors, and caregivers as the extraordinarily contagious Omicron surges. It is estimated that more than one out of 10 people now have COVID, and many are unaware they have and are...

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