RWJBarnabas Health hospital and healthcare facilities will severely restrict visitors from Sunday, December 26 and until further notice in 2021 due to the recent increase in the coronavirus. This will include all RWJBarnabas facilities, including Monmouth and Robert Wood Johnson Hospitals, and will apply to inpatients, emergency departments, behavioral health and outpatient services.
Limited exceptions will allow a parent / guardian in pediatric units; a spouse or support person in maternity and education and development units; two parents or support persons in neonatal intensive care units.
Disabled patients whose disability may be due to an altered mental state, intellectual or cognitive impairment, communication barriers or behavioral issues will be allowed a designated support person to stay with the patient.
All visitors 18 and under will not be permitted entry.
All approved visitors must wear a mask at all times and must wash their hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer before and after the visit.
Family members and friends may use other means of interacting with patients, including phone calls and other electronic means.
Extenuating circumstances to temporary directives and individual requests will be taken into account. These are in particular patients hospitalized in palliative care or at the end of their life; patients who are severely unstable; patients undergoing surgery or procedures; patients in need of a medical guardian or decision-maker.
All approved visitors will be screened at the entrance prior to receiving a visitor pass. If a visitor has a cold or the flu, that person will not be allowed to visit or stay in the building. All visitors will be asked if they have been advised to self-quarantine due to exposure to someone with COVID-19. If a visitor has been asked to quarantine, they will not be allowed to visit. All visitors will be asked if they have been advised to self-isolate due to their positive COVID status in the past 10 days. If a visitor has been asked to self-isolate, they will not be allowed to visit.
Gatherings in family lounges, waiting rooms, lobby, cafeteria or restaurants on campus will not be permitted.