Wailuku, Maui, HI (December 29, 2021) – Maui Health’s Emergency Operations Center team has been closely monitoring the increase in COVID-19 positives within Maui County and the state. It is evident that COVID-19 is actively spreading. Currently, the Maui County positivity rate is at 9.6%. Most concerning is the rapid increase of the highly transmissible omicron variant on island.
This pace of increased community spread is all too familiar to Maui Health and with the many lessons learned throughout the duration of this pandemic, we are proactively instituting many of the safety precautions we know will help protect our employees, providers, patients, and visitors. This includes limiting visitation and access to Maui Memorial Medical Center.
Effective Wednesday December 29, 2021 no visitors will be allowed entry to MMMC, with the exception of the following:
- One (1) OB support person
- One (1) pre-existing American Disability Act (ADA) conditions support person
- One (1) Parent/guardian of pediatric patients
- Up to two (2) visitors per patient for end of life, comfort care and/or significant changes in condition
We understand the important role that loved ones provide in the health and well-being of our patients, but also recognize the need to reduce the potential and unintentional introduction of the virus into the hospital. We will continue to closely monitor the Maui County and state positivity rates for signs of reduced viral spread. In the interim, patients can connect with their loved ones virtually and our caregivers will help coordinate the use of a device if they do not have access to one.
The best protection from COVID-19 and its variants is the vaccine, especially the booster dose for those already fully vaccinated. For more information on how to receive the vaccine and information on our visitor guidelines, please visit www.mauihealth.org/covid19.
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