A medical evacuation is a temporary emergency to protect patients and staff from an illness or injury.
Medical evacuations are not permitted at the Gateway Condominiums or Oak Tree Condominium in Hawaii, nor at any of the four other Honolulu condominium complexes.
Hawaii has strict guidelines for medical evacuations.
The rules include: No more than five people must be in the complex at the same time, or no more than one person can be in each room.
No more people than five can be on the property at any one time.
All guests must wear masks, face masks and eye protection.
All doors must be locked.
Medical evacuation must be carried out by medical professionals.
Medical staff must be available at all times.
The facility must be prepared for the evacuees to leave.
If a medical evacuee is deemed to be in immediate danger of death, they must be transported to the nearest hospital.
If a medical employee is deemed in imminent danger of serious injury, they are instructed to evacuate as soon as possible.
If the evacuation is not possible due to medical emergencies, the staff member is required to be transported back to the site of the evacuation.
Medical evacueae can be transferred from the Oak Tree complex to the Gatewood complex.
The Gatewood facility does not have an evacuation protocol, but staff is required by Hawaii law to follow a protocol.
The Gatewood condominium complex has the most restrictive evacuation rules in the state.
If someone has a medical emergency in the Gatewold condominium and is not transported to a hospital, they can be evacuated to the Oaktree complex.