NHCH reinstates no-visitor policy

Queen’s North Hawaii Community Hospital has reinstated its no-visitor policy effective today, Jan. 18.

Limited exceptions may be made for pediatric or maternity patients and end-of-life care; proof of vaccination and additional screening will be required.


Friends and family members are asked to consider using technology to stay connected and offer support remotely. Free Wi-Fi and phones are available for all patients. Call (808) 885-4444 to be connected to a patient room.

“We apologize for the inconvenience this visitation restriction may cause. This is a very important way to limit the risk of possible exposure to COVID-19 for our patients,staff and community. We know that visitors and loved ones play an essential role as partners in healing and wellness,” the hospital said Monday.

The hospital said the restriction will be re-evaluated daily and removed as soon as conditions allow.

Kona Community Hospital in Kealakekua also has a no-visitor policy in effect.

More than 1,500 new COVID-19 cases were reported on the Big Island between Saturday and Monday. On Saturday, the Department of Health reported a record 720 new cases on the Big Island, and another 585 on Sunday. With 254 new cases reported Monday, the island’s three-day total was 1,559.

Statewide, there have been 14,483 new cases within the same period, with 5,927 reported Saturday, 3,856 on Sunday and 4,700 Monday.

On Monday, the DOH reported six new COVID hospitalizations but no new deaths statewide.

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