By Johnnie Rosario
(Tumon, Guam) Thermal scanners are being used at Guam Memorial Hospital to detect whether visitors and caretakers have a fever of 100 degrees or greater. Those people will NOT be allowed, according to a GMH circular issued today by its administrator, Lillian Perez-Posadas.
GMH security guards will be conducting the temperature screenings at the hospital's entrances.
Ms. Perez-Posadas Saturday issued a circular modifying GMH's visitation policy, which restricted the emergency room to patients and GMH staff only. Visitors and caretakers are being instructed to wait in other areas of the hospital.
The exception to the 'no visitor/caretaker' rule is when the patient is a minor, a person with a disability, or otherwise requires a guardian. In these cases - and as long as that visitor or caretaker does not have a fever of 100 degrees or higher, that visitor or caretaker will be authorized to accompany the patient.
The modified visitation policy also states that viewing for the dead will be limited to one hour.