GMH puts up screening station near emergency room entrance

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Those seeking care from or visiting GMH's urgent care and emergency room can expect to be asked questions by a hospital security guard about their recent travel history and whether they have a cough or fever before entering.

Out of an abundance of caution, the Guam Memorial Hospital Authority has posted a pre-screening station near the entrance of its urgent care and emergency room.

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Those seeking care from or visiting GMH’s urgent care and emergency room can expect to be asked questions by a hospital security guard about their recent travel history and whether they have a cough or fever before entering.

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If they fulfill the criteria to be considered a possible Person Under Investigation for COVID-19, the person will then be evaluated by a nurse within their private vehicle, according to GMH Administrator Lillian Perez-Posadas.

“The nurse will come out and do further assessments and further medical screening to determine whether this is really a possible PUI. They will then be evaluated there. If it’s not, they will then go into the emergency room. If they are, they will have a mask put on them and they will be taken into the isolation room so as to not let them mingle in the ER waiting room with other individuals,” Perez-Posadas said.

She added that this screening is currently only being done at the entrance of the urgent care and emergency room and that the decision to post the pre-screening station was made Wednesday morning.

The station has been active since yesterday afternoon.

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