Visiting Restrictions

Visiting Restrictions

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.