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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.

RED LEVEL GUIDANCE: No Visitors, with limited exceptions which MUST be approved by care team.

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

  • EXCEPTION: one parent or one guardian of pediatric patients for the duration of stay.
  • EXCEPTION: Exceptions may apply to pediatrics, labor and delivery, end of life, and patients with intellectual, developmental or cognitive impairment including dementia, communication barriers or behavioral concerns.

OBSTETRICS / Labor & Delivery

  • EXCEPTION: one visitor, must be the same person, for duration of birth parent’s stay.
  • EXCEPTION: one doula, must be the same doula, for duration of birth parent’s stay.

SAME DAY SURGERY / PROCEDURE PATIENTS

  • EXCEPTION: provided social distancing can be accomplished, one visitor until patient is taken into prep.
    • Visitor must then leave.
  • Exceptions may apply to pediatrics, labor and delivery, end of life, and patients with intellectual, developmental or cognitive impairment including dementia, communication barriers or behavioral concerns.

ADULT IN-PATIENTS

  • EXCEPTION: one visitor, must be the same person, for patients in hospital more than 72 hours.
  • EXCEPTION: one visitor at discharge for bedside discharge directions and education.

PEDIATRIC PATIENTS

  • EXCEPTION: same two parents or guardians may visit at the same time, unless COVID+ and PUI guideline applies.
  • EXCEPTION: siblings may be permitted for end of life.

PSYCHIATRIC CARE SERVICES

  • EXCEPTION: Exceptions may apply to pediatrics, labor and delivery, end of life, and patients with intellectual, developmental or cognitive impairment including dementia, communication barriers or behavioral concerns.
  • Permission to visit is granted at discretion of care team, including time and duration of visit.
  • Permission to visit must be approved by care team in advance of visit.

IMMUNOCOMPROMISED

  • EXCEPTION: one parent or one guardian of pediatric patients for the duration of stay.
  • EXCEPTION: one visitor at a time for patients receiving end of life care.
  • EXCEPTION: one visitor, must be the same person, for patients in labor.
  • EXCEPTION: Exceptions may apply to pediatrics, labor and delivery, end of life, and patients with intellectual, developmental or cognitive impairment including dementia, communication barriers or behavioral concerns.

END OF LIFE

  • EXCEPTION: up to two visitors at same time, and visitors may switch throughout the day.
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 973-365-8011 and we will call you within 24 hours to make the arrangements.