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Visitation not impacted by Omicron increase

As Omicron continues its rapid spread across the world, case rates are once again on the rise in Crook County. However, those looking to visit loved ones in the hospital or long-term care unit will not be affected by this increase.

Local transmission of the virus is “back to a high, we’re in the red again,” according to CEO Micki Lyons of Crook County Medical Services District. At this time, the rate of tests coming back with a positive result is back above 20%.

The hospital, she says, is still receiving COVID-19 inpatients.

“Just when we think we’re out of the woods, we’re not…but that’s happ...

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