Submitted by Providence

To help control the spread of the Omicron variant, protect our caregivers and patients, and allow staff to focus on patient care, Providence SW Hospitals are updating the visitation policy.

Effective December 31 at 10 a.m., there will be no routine visitation on all patient care units at Providence St. Peter and Centralia Hospitals, with some exceptions.

At Providence, our patient care philosophy depends greatly on engaging families to be part of the healing process. However, patient and caregiver safety is our top priority. And we depend on our healthy caregiver workforce to care for all who come through our door.

Please see the patient letter HERE for a summary of the updated policy.

The decision to restrict visitors was difficult and made only after careful consideration. We will continue to evaluate and adjust these guidelines to ensure the safety of patients and caregivers.

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