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Gorge hospitals' joint statement: wear masks


Klickitat Valley Health, Mid-Columbia Medical Center, Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital and Skyline Health have a message for the local community: wear a mask when you are out in public.

“When you wear a mask covering your nose and mouth, you are helping to contain the respiratory droplets that naturally occur when you breathe, talk, sneeze or cough,” said Jeanie Vieira, CEO of Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. “This is why your mask protects others, and their masks protect you.”

All four hospitals are requiring anyone entering their facilities to wear a mask covering the nose and mouth. The universal masking policy applies to all staff, patients and visitors, regardl...

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