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MCMC taking COVID-19 steps


March 25, 2020

Mid-Columbia Medical Center (MCMC) in The Dalles states it has a COVID-19 preparedness plan and is working in collaboration with local health agencies to meet the community’s needs. As part of that plan, the Center announced it is has taken the following steps as of Wednesday, March 18, to mitigate exposure:

• Visitors will no longer be allowed. This policy applies to all MCMC facilities including the main hospital and all outpatient clinics. Patients and loved ones are encouraged to communicate via phone and/or video calls. If you are a caregiver, a staff member will communicate with you by phone to coordinate care instructions and patient pick-up. Minimal exceptions are in place for...

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