2.17.2021 @ 10:00am
In a decision made with an abundance of caution for the continued safety of our patients and staff, WhidbeyHealth is not making any modifications to our current Visitor and Support Persons Policy.
WhidbeyHealth has made the decision to maintain its current policy until COVID-19 case counts drop below 50 per 100,000 in Island County for two consecutive weeks.
Governor, Jay Inslee announced Thursday, February 11th, that five regions will move to Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan, Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery. Island County is part of a region that has moved into Phase 2 (North Region). However, with COVID-19 vaccine allocations to Island County low, and our region’s trend of limited flattening of case rates and an increased trend of new COVID-19 hospital admissions by more than 60% over the past two weeks, WhidbeyHealth has made the decision to maintain its current visitor policy until rates flatten or reduce.
We appreciate the extraordinary support of our Whidbey Island Community with this decision. The decision was not made lightly. We believe this is the best course of action to continue to provide a safe and sustainable care environment for our patients and staff through the pandemic. The safety of our patients and staff are paramount to everything we do.
More information about the Health Washington Roadmap to Recovery:
- Washington State Coronavirus Response (COVID-19): https://www.coronavirus.wa.gov/what-you-need-know/county-status-and-safe-start-application-process
- Island County Public Health: https://www.islandcountywa.gov/Health/Pages/COVID-19.aspx