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GRMC Updates Visitation Guidelines in Response to EO #22-09

(Monday, May 2, 2022; Dededo, Guam) Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) will be making changes to our Visitation guidelines and COVID policies on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. These changes are in response to the governor’s Executive Order No. 22-13, lifting COVID-related safety measures, including the mask mandate for use indoors.

On Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at 9 am, GRMC will be discontinuing temperature checks, social distancing, and proof of COVID vaccination while inside the hospital.

However, while the governor has lifted islandwide mask restrictions, GRMC will not be making any changes to our mandatory mask policy.

This is due to the continuing presence of COVID-positive patients in our hospital and for the safety of patients, staff, and visitors. Masks must be worn at all times inside GRMC, valved masks are still considered unacceptable.

GRMC’s visitation policy will revert to the Pre-COVID Visitation Guidelines. Visitation will be from 9 am to 9 pm in all inpatient units. There will be no visitation in GRMC’s inpatient units between 7 pm – 8 pm during the nursing change of shift. The changes to GRMC’s Visitation policies are as follows:

Inpatient Visitation
Inpatients will be allowed to have two visitors at a time.

COVID-positive patients will not be allowed to have any visitors while in isolation. However, COVID-positive patients on comfort care may have visitors but they must be aware that they’re risking the possibility of contracting the virus.

Intensive Care Unit
Critical care patients may have two visitors during the first 15 minutes of every hour during visiting hours.

Emergency Department (ED)
Patients in the ED will be allowed one visitor or companion at a time.  There will be no visitation allowed between 7 am – 8 am and 7 pm – 8 pm during the change of shift.

Outpatients/Surgical Services

Patients with appointments at our Specialty Clinics or our Surgical Services department for consultations or procedures are allowed one companion who must wait in the designated waiting areas.

There will no longer be any limits to the number of people who may attend a viewing.

Visitors will now be allowed to visit other areas of the hospital like Boka City and City Café, the ATM, gift shop, and vending machines. Outside food is not allowed inside patient rooms.

GRMC appreciates your cooperation with our mandatory mask policy. This is for your safety and our patients, visitors, and staff as GRMC continues to treat COVID-positive patients. If you are not feeling well, we encourage you to stay home.

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