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[UPDATE: in-person visitation delayed] OSH plans to resume in-person visitation in mid- to late- August

Friday, July 30, 2021

August 10, 2021 Update: 

OSH revises in-person visitation plan in response to rising state and county Covid-19 infection rates​


Oregon State Hospital had to suspend in-person visitation in March of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We know how important visitation with friends and family is for patients and their recovery and how hard this restriction has been on everyone. While we offer video visits as a substitute, we know they are not the same.  

We understand that with many COVID-19 restrictions lifting throughout the state, patients and their families are looking forward to resuming in-person visits once again. We are excited to announce that we're planning to resume in-person visitation in mid- to late- August. Many details of what visitation will look like — including an official start date — are still being worked out. We will share more information as soon as it becomes available. In the meantime, here is what we know so far:

  • In-person visitation will not be available to patients on admissions and Persons Under Investigation (PUI) units. PUI units are where we monitor patients who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19.

  • Video visits will continue to be available to all patients.

  • Visitors will schedule visits in advance. Visitors should not call to request a visit yet, as we are still developing the scheduling process.

  • Visitation days and hours will be different than what we previously offered.

  • Patients can visit with up to two people at a time.

  • We are requiring patients and visitors to wear masks for the duration of the visit.

  • No food or drink may be consumed during the visit.

  • Visitors must pass the same health screening our employees receive.

  • We will have separate visitation areas for patients based on their vaccine status and level of vulnerability to COVID-19.

We will share more information as soon as it becomes available. In the meantime, if you have questions about the information shared here, please call OSH Family Services at 503-947-8109 in Salem and 541-465-2785 in Junction City. 



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