March 25, 2020
Tri-State's COVID-19 Response Updates
Tri-State Memorial Hospital & Medical Campus is responding to the evolving COVID-19 emergency. During this process, we are making several changes daily to protect the health and safety of our patients, providers, staff, and the community. All the changes below are effective immediately and are subject to change.
With everything that is happening, we want to remind our patients that we are open and ready to continue providing high-quality healthcare to our community.
Changes at Tri-State Memorial Hospital & Medical Center:
- Upon arrival to our facilities, all persons who are presenting for a clinic visit or treatment will need to please bring their own face mask coverings. It is a requirement for all individuals to be pre-masked prior to gaining access to any inside area or clinic. Visitor restrictions are still in place.
- After receiving additional testing supplies, Tri-State Memorial Hospital & Medical Campus is ready to expand testing guidelines to serve community healthcare needs. With the support of the Washington State Department of Health and Tri-State Administration, Tri-State Memorial Hospital & Medical Campus made a collective decision to test anyone who meets screening criteria for COVID-19.
- 1221 Campus Cafe is closed to the public. Visitors may not enter the cafe for the protection of our patients, staff, and the community.
- Entrances into the hospital are now restricted. The front entrance of the hospital is currently closed.
- Upon entering our facility, you will be screened and asked about the reason for your visit. If you are presenting with symptoms such as fever, cough, difficulty breathing (shortness of breath), have traveled internationally within the last 14-days, or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive or is under investigation for COVID-19, you will not be allowed to enter the facility.
- Visitor restrictions. COVID-19 has created a difficult time for all of us. As a patient-centered hospital, we must do everything we can to prevent the spread of this disease and protect out patients, staff, and visitors. In order to this, a new visitor policy places limits on visitors entering our facilities to visit or accompany patients.
As the situation develops regarding COVID-19, we will continue to update our community on the changes that happen within our facility.