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 YELLOW.

  • 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.

 

Yellow Level Guidance Hospital Visits are limited
Emergency Department
  • One visitor, must be same person, for duration of stay
Obstetrics/L&D
  • One visitor at a time for duration of birth parent's stay
  • One doula, must be the same doula, 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.
    • Provided social distancing can be accomplished, one visitor until patient is taken into prep
    • One visitor when patient is in recovery and preparing for discharge
Adult In-patient
  • One visitor at a time
  • Visitors may change but cannot overlap
Pediatrics
  • Two parents or guardians may visit at the same time, unless COVID+ and PUI guideline applies
  • Siblings may be permitted for end of life
Immunocompromised No Visitors
  • 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.
  • EXCEPTION: one visitor, must be same person, for patients receiving end of life care
Psychiatry
  • One visitor, must be same person for duration, 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
End of Life
  • Up to two visitors may visit at the same time
  • Visitors may switch throughout the day