Visitation Restricitons

We continue to prioritize the safety and well-being of patients, patient visitors and support persons, and staff. While we understand and recognize the important role that visits from support persons have on a patients’ well-being, the current visitation level as indicated by the New Jersey Hospital Association guidance (for all NJ Hospitals) is at RED.

  • This visitation level restricts all visitors with certain exceptions (as indicated below).
  • The visitation levels will be reviewed weekly, and depending upon the prevalence of COVID-19 in the community and hospital conditions, visitation changes may occur.
  • If you would like to video FaceTime with your loved one and they do not have a device, please contact Dawnn DePalma at ext. 1110 or the AHN 11038.
  • Patients with disabilities such as altered mental status, physical, intellectual or cognitive disability, communication barriers or behavioral concerns, who need assistance from a support person due to the specifics of their disability will be permitted to have such an individual with them. Support persons will be required to comply with safety measures as directed by the facility.

 

Red Level Guidance No Visitors, with limited exceptions
All exceptions MUST be approved by care team
Emergency Department
  • Exception: one parent or one guardian of pediatric patients for the duration of the stay.
  • Exception: one visitor, must be the same person, for patients with intellectual, developmental, or other cognitive disability for the duration of the stay.
Obstetrics/L&D
  • Exception: one visitor, must be the same person, for duration of birth parent's stay.
Surgery/Procedure Patients
  • Exception: provided social distancing can be accomplished one visitor until patient is taken into prep.
    • Visitor must then leave
    • Visitor may not be present during procedures or in the recovery room, except for pediatrics, childbirth or patients with intellectual, developmental, or other cognitive disability.
Adult In-patient
  • 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
Pediatrics
  • Exception: same two parents of guardians may visit at the same time, unless COVID+ and PUI guidelines applies.
  • Exception: siblings may be permitted for end of life.
Psychiatry
  • Exception: one visitor, must be the same person, for patients with intellectual, developmental, or other cognitive disability may be permitted.
  • 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 guardian of pediatric patients for the duration of the 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: one visitor, must be the same person, for patients with and intellectual, developmental, or other cognitive disability.
End of Life
  • Exception: up to two visitors at the same time, and visitors may switch throughout the day.