The Queen’s Health System (QHS) announced today that it will begin easing visitor restrictions at The Queen’s Medical Center – Punchbowl, The Queen’s Medical Center – West Oʻahu, Queen’s North Hawaii Community Hospital and Molokai General Hospital effective Monday, September 19.
The following visitor guidelines will be in place:
- Visiting hours will be expanded at The Queen’s Medical Center- Punchbowl and Molokai General Hospital to 10:00 am – 8:00 pm. The Queen’s Medical Center – West Oʻahu to 9:00 am – 8:00 pm and Queen’s North Hawaii Community Hospital will be 9:00 am – 6:00 pm.
- Although only 1 visitor will be allowed at a time, 2 visitors per day may change places.
- Each visitor is permitted one entry per day and must remain with the patient except when eating.
- Visitors no longer have to provide proof of COVID vaccination or a negative COVID test result.
- Visitors must undergo a temperature check and health screening. Those with symptoms of respiratory illness, such as fever, shortness of breath or cough, will not be allowed.
- Visitors must wear a hospital-approved mask and follow physical distancing requirements.
- Visitors must be 18 years of age or older.
- For everyone’s safety, visitors are not permitted for patients who are confirmed or under investigation for COVID-19.
“We understand the important role family and friends play in the healing process for patients and look forward to welcoming visitors back,” said Jill Hoggard Green, PhD, RN, QHS President and Chief Executive Officer. “As always, the safety of our patients, physicians and staff remains our #1 priority and our hospitals will continue to implement safety protocols in compliance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention standards.”