Visitor Restrictions

COVID-19 Updates

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Due to the high incidence of COVID-19 in our community, we are adjusting our visitation policy. These restrictions follow guidelines issued by the state hospital association and align with the policies in place widely across our region.

Effective Wednesday, December 23, visitors will not be permitted except as outlined in the “Exceptions” below.

Any permitted visitors are required to adhere to the General Visitation Guidelines.

General Visitation Guidelines

  • Patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 may not have any visitors nor deliveries of personal belongings from the outside.
  • No one under 18 years old may visit.
  • No sick visitors will be permitted.
  • All visitors must undergo symptom and temperature checks upon entering the hospital. If they fail the screening, they will be asked to leave the hospital. 
  • All visitors must use hand sanitizer upon entry and must wear a hospital-issued mask at all times. Visitors arriving with their own masks or face coverings will be required to cover them with hospital-issued masks.
  • Visitors may not bring food or dine during their visit. The café is closed to visitors.
  • Visitors may bring flowers and personal belongings such as clothes and electronic devices for patients (with the exception of those with confirmed or suspected COVID-19), but may not have these items delivered to the patient.
  • Visitors must check out as they leave the lobby.

Exceptions to Visitation Restrictions

Adult Inpatient (Medical/Surgical and Critical Care) Units 

  • One support person permitted only for adult patients with intellectual, developmental, or other cognitive disability, with approval from nurse manager/nursing supervisor. 

Behavioral Health

  • One support person permitted only for adult patients with intellectual, developmental, or other cognitive disability, with approval from nurse manager/nursing supervisor. Arrangements should be made by calling the nursing station, 201-894-3142.

Labor & Delivery; Mother/Baby

  • One support person permitted for duration of visit. Support person may not leave and come back. 
  • In addition, one doula permitted. 

NICU  

  • Only parents may visit. 

Pediatrics

  • Two parents may visit at one time, and one parent may stay overnight.

Emergency Department 

  • One support person permitted only for adult patients with intellectual, developmental, or other cognitive disability.
  • One parent/guardian for pediatric patient permitted.

Surgical/Procedural Areas

  • One support person permitted until patient is taken into prep. Support person must then leave until called by clinical staff to return to the patient for discharge and transportation. In the event the support person has no vehicle and nowhere to wait for the patient, the hospital will provide a waiting area with seating that follows social distancing guidelines and ensures people are kept 6 feet apart.
  • One support person permitted in the recovery area only for adult patients with intellectual, developmental, or other cognitive disability or pediatric patients with approval from the manager. 

Other Outpatients (Physician Offices and Outpatient Diagnostic/Therapeutic Services)

  • One support person permitted only for adult patients with intellectual, developmental, or other cognitive disability.
  • One parent/guardian for pediatric patient permitted.

End-of-Life

  • Exceptions for end-of-life visitation can be made with approval from the nurse manager/nursing supervisor. Contact patient’s primary nurse to schedule.

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