Covid surges for unvaxxed: PeaceHealth restricting visitors, sets mandates

SPRINGFIELD – PeaceHealth officials, facing a surge in Covid patients and packed ICUs during the circulation of the highly contagious variants, instituted restrictions for visitor access that took effect on Aug. 3. 

“We recognize the importance of having loved ones visit patients in our hospitals and made this decision only after careful consideration,” said Todd Salnas, chief executive of the PeaceHealth Oregon network. “Our priority is the health and safety of our patients, caregivers and community.”  

PeaceHealth continues to follow CDC and state guidelines that include requiring all employees to wear appropriate . . .