COVID-19 is a novel virus that poses an unprecedented threat to our patients,
especially those who are elderly, have underlying medical conditions or
have compromised immune systems. Because of the recent COVID-19 outbreak
in New Jersey, the visitor policy has been updated and will be strictly enforced.
NO hospital visitors will be allowed until further notice.
Limted exceptions include:
- Patients in end-of-life care.
- One (1) visitor/support person for maternity patients.
- One (1) visitor/support person for an individual undergoing same-day surgery
or an ambulatory procedure.
Visitors who meet the above exceptions will be subject to a screening to
assess the following:
- Any cold or flu-like symptoms including fever, coughing, sneezing, runny
nose and trouble breathing
- Recent travel history to nations with high coronavirus activity as listed
in the CDC’s travel alerts
- Any contact with individuals confirmed or determined to be a “person
under investigation” for coronavirus
If any of these conditions are present, the individual will not be allowed to visit.
Additionally, visitors who meet the above exception must follow respiratory
hygiene and cough etiquette precautions while in the facility. Any visitor
who is coughing or appears ill will be asked to leave the facility.
POLICY FOR WAITING ROOMS AND LOBBIES.
In order to protect the health and safety of our patients, there will be
NO GROUPS OF VISITORS allowed to wait in these areas.
St. Mary's General Hospital makes every effort to provide a safe and
comfortable environment for all our patients. These visitor restrictions
are based solely on the safety of all our patients. St. Mary's General
Hospital provides patient care and visitation rights without regard to
race, color, national origin, language, religion, gender identity, sexual
orientation, physical or mental disability, or socioeconomic status.