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Visitor Restrictions

Last Updated: Friday, July 10, 2020 at 5:37pm

For the safety and wellbeing of patients, visitors, support persons and health care professionals, hospital visitors will be required to go through both temperature and symptom screening upon entering the facility. If they fail the screening, they will not be allowed entry. If they pass, they will be limited to visit non-COVID patients only:

  • All visitors arriving from states or countries under a travel advisory that requires a 14-day quarantine upon arrival to New Jersey, will not be permitted to enter an Atlantic Health System facility. 
  • All visitors must be 18 years of age or older except in rare exception as determined by facility.
  • One visitor or support person will be permitted per patient at a time, unless: 
    • The patient is a minor, in which case the pediatric patient may have both parents or guardians, or
    • At the facility’s discretion, a limited number of additional persons is determined to be appropriate
  • All visitors will be required to wear face coverings and appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They may wear their own cloth mask or we will provide them with a mask. Any visitor refusing to wear a mask or other PPE as indicated will be asked to leave the facility.
  • Visitation hours are between 10:00am and 8:00pm

  • Pediatric inpatient units and pediatric intensive care unit (PICU):
    • The same two parents, guardians or caregivers who are identified by the family initially will be the only approved visitors. Rare exceptions for unique circumstances will be made only after consultation and approval by the Goryeb Children's Hospital nurse manager or assistant nurse manager.
    • One parent or guardian is permitted to stay overnight (in addition to daytime visiting). A second parent or guardian can also be present from 8:00am to 8:00pm.
    • Caregivers staying overnight must come in by 8:00pm.
    • Visitors must remain in the patient’s room as much as possible.
    • Visitors must remain masked when outside of the patient’s room and when staff enter the room.
  • COVID-19 Travel Advisory for Pediatrics
    • If an inpatient minor's parent is within the 14-day quarantine period and there is no option to have a lower-risk parent or guardian be present, then only one parent will be permitted to visit, and that parent must wear a mask whenever staff are present in the room. The parent will be asked to stay in the room for the duration of the hospitalization.

  • Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU):
    • During maternal hospitalization, two banded individuals (i.e., parents or caregivers that have been assigned hospital ID bands) may visit their newborn infant in the NICU any time of day (24/7).
    • After maternal discharge from the hospital, the two banded individuals may visit separately between 8:00am and 10:00pm for the duration of the newborn hospitalization.
    • Two banded individuals may both come on the day of their infant’s discharge.
    • Exceptions may be made on case-by-case basis (i.e. transports from other hospitals whereby at the initial visit to the NICU both banded individuals will be permitted, parent conferences with the health care team, and day of infant surgery).
  • Maternity
    • One designated support person is allowed with a pregnant patient during labor, delivery, and the entire postpartum hospital stay.
    • The support person can be the patient's spouse, partner, sibling, or another person that they choose.
    • A doula, who is part of the patient’s care team is permitted and does not count as a support person.

Once in the hospital or facility, visitors shall remain in the patient’s room (or emergency department bay) as much possible throughout the visit, except when directed by hospital or facility staff to leave during aerosol-generating procedures or other procedures in which visitors are usually asked to leave. Visitors may use designated eating locations within the medical center and other amenities available to patients or visitors. 

Restricciones de visitas

Con el fin de proteger la seguridad y el bienestar de los pacientes, visitantes, personas de apoyo y profesionales de la salud, se les pedirá a los visitantes del hospital que pasen por una prueba de detección de temperatura y síntomas antes de ingresar al centro. Si no pasan la prueba de detección, no se les permitirá el ingreso. Si pasan la prueba de detección, se limitarán a visitar a los pacientes que no tengan COVID.

  • Todos los visitantes que lleguen de estados o países con una advertencia de viaje que requiera una cuarentena de 14 días a su llegada a Nueva Jersey, no podrán ingresar al centro del Atlantic Health System. 
  • Todos los visitantes deben ser mayores de 18 años de edad, salvo en algunas excepciones que determine el centro.
  • Solo se permitirá un visitante o una persona de apoyo por paciente a la vez, excepto: 
    • Si el paciente es menor de edad, en cuyo caso el paciente pediátrico puede estar con ambos padres o tutores.
    • Si, a criterio del centro, se determina que es apropiado un número limitado de personas adicionales.
  • Todos los visitantes deberán usar una mascarilla quirúrgica y el equipo de protección personal (EPP) adecuado, tal y como recomiendan los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades. Pueden usar su propia mascarilla de tela o se les proporcionará una. Los visitantes que se nieguen a usar una mascarilla u otro EPP como se indica, se les pedirá que se retiren del centro.
  • El horario de visita es de 10:00am a 8:00pm

Dentro del hospital o centro, los visitantes deben permanecer en la habitación del paciente (o en el área del Departamento de Emergencias) tanto como sea posible durante la visita, salvo cuando el personal del hospital o del centro les indique que se retiren porque se realizará los procedimientos generadores de aerosoles o de otro tipo en el que normalmente se pide a los visitantes que se retiren. Los visitantes pueden utilizar lugares designados para comer dentro del centro médico y otros servicios disponibles para los pacientes o visitantes.