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Decision made to protect patients and staff across the region from novel coronavirus

PMG FILE PHOTO - Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center Legacy Health has issued COVID-19 visitor guidelines for all medical centers in Oregon and Washington, including Gresham's Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center.

The general public — anyone who is not accompanying a patient — will not be allowed within Legacy medical centers until further notice. That includes cafeterias, waiting rooms, and indoor and outdoor meeting spaces.

"It is important that we initiate these safeguards to protect our patients, staff and the public," said Brian Terrett, director of public relations and community relations for Legacy Health.

Patients are permitted one screened and approved visitor during their stay. A visitor must be at least 16 years old and be in good health — not showing symptoms of illness.

Pediatric patients, end-of-life patients and patients in family birth centers will be permitted two designated visitors.

Learn more about the requirements and how to be approved as a visitor here.

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