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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 ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in New Jersey, and the United States, the visitor policy has been updated and will be strictly enforced.

Effective 6 a.m. Wednesday, December 29th 2021, no visitors will be allowed except circumstances described below.

Current Visitation Level: RED

NO VISITORS are allowed, with limited exceptions:

  • Exceptions may apply to pediatrics, labor and delivery (Same banded person will be allowed in post-partum and nursery), end of life, and patients with intellectual, developmental or cognitive impairment including dementia, communication barriers or behavioral concerns.
  • All exceptions MUST be approved by the care team
We require the following safety precautions for all visitation exceptions:
  • All visitors must be 18 years of age or older, except for exceptions approved by the care team.
  • All visitors will be required to wear the appropriate personal protective equipment. Bandanas, gaiters or masks with exhalation valves are not permitted because they don’t provide sufficient protection.
  • All visitors must undergo symptom and temperature checks upon entering the hospital.
  • All visitors must perform hand hygiene before visiting a patient.
  • Once in the hospital, visitors must remain in the patient’s room (or emergency department bay) throughout the visit, except when directed otherwise by hospital staff. All visitors must comply with hospital requirements to minimize the potential spread of infection.

Other information:

  • The front desk will call the charge nurse to confirm if the patient is COVID positive or has COVID symptoms. Only one visitor at a time will be allowed in a semi-private room.
  • Clergy will be allowed to visit a patient upon the patient’s request. The front desk will call the charge nurse to confirm that the patient has requested the visit.
  • Patients who are on hospice or at the end of life may have two (2) visitors that are unrestricted in the time they are allowed to stay with the patient.
We understand how difficult this time is for patients and their loved ones. To alleviate the stress of the current limited contact with our patients, we are happy to arrange a video chat, personal phone call, or a medical update by appointment only.
Call our family hotline at 973-594-8011 and we will call you within 24 hours to make the arrangements.