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Hospital tightens visitation policy

In light of the continued spread of the Omicron variant, visitation rules are changing for patients within the Crook County Memorial Hospital.

“COVID-19 is continuing to be a problem for every county in the state,” said CEO Micki Lyons on Friday, as she outlined the change in policy for the board of trustees.

“Vaccination rates haven’t moved much despite the change in ages for boosters.”

On Friday, Crook County’s hospital was treating a total of three patients with COVID-19, the highest amount at one time since the end of November. That number, however, dropped back down to zero over the weeke...