Hospitals button up: HMC, others implement new visitor restrictions, screenings

Courtesy Hilo Medical Center Members of the Hilo Medical Center’s Emergency Response Team who staffed the screening station at the hospital’s entrance on March 9 are, from left, Renny Corpuz from the Emergency Department, Daniel Canas from Imaging, and Clarence Kaipo from the Emergency Department

New visitor restrictions and screenings are now in place at Hilo Medical Center, Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua, Ka‘u Hospital, Extended Care Facility and HMC’s outpatient clinics in response to ongoing developments with COVID-19.