What to Expect When You Visit OMC
When visiting Olympic Medical Center during this time, we want you to feel informed about what to expect well before you walk through the doors.
Masks Are Required
Updated May 17, 2021
The CDC recently announced that fully vaccinated individuals can resume most activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, however, these recommendations are not intended for healthcare settings. Masks are still required for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, when present at any Olympic Medical Center facility.
For the health and safety of all individuals, including those who may be at a higher risk for contracting COVID-19, masks are still recommended by the CDC in healthcare settings.
For the safety of our community, all staff, providers, patients and visitors are required to mask when visiting an Olympic Medical Center facility, with the exemptions as noted:
- Persons with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a face covering. This includes persons with a medical condition for whom wearing a face covering could obstruct breathing or persons otherwise unable to remove a face covering without assistance.
- While communicating with a person who is deaf or hard of hearing.
- Children under the age of five.
Visitors who will not wear a face covering outside of these exemptions will be asked to leave the facility.
Patients and visitors are strongly encouraged to bring their own face masks, but masks will be provided if there is a need. Visit olympicmedical.org/face-mask for tips on how to put on and take off your face mask. To learn how to make and clean your own cloth mask, click here.
Olympic Medical Center is screening and restricting visitor and public access to our facilities until COVID-19 is no longer a threat to patients, staff and our community. As of April 14, 2021, all routine visiting and escorting has been suspended in our hospital and clinics. Please visit our Visitor Guidelines page for details.