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Non-essential care halted at KVH


James Semlor

READY: A KVH employee stands at the entrance to the clinic prepared to screen anyone who comes to the facility.

Klickitat Valley Health Monday prepared the following information, which The Sentinel is sharing in its entirety.

Stay home.

Those two words have become a national rally cry as federal, state and local health authorities have looked to communities as the front-line defense in stopping the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing. Klickitat Valley Health (KVH) reinforced that directive locally and halted all non-essential clinic visits, suspended surgeries, reduced physical therapy, and enacted limited diagnostic imaging this past week.

"We want you to be safe, and if you aren't sick, the safest place for you to be right now is at home," advises KVH Chief of Staff Dr. Nathan Armerding,...

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