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Atlantic Health System expands visitor restrictions

Atlantic Health System has announced that effective Monday, March 16 at 8:00 a.m. and until further notice, there will be no visitors allowed at Morristown, Overlook, Chilton, Newton, Hackettstown Medical Centers and Goryeb Children’s Hospital.

“There is no greater priority than the health and safety of our patients, team members and the communities we serve. COVID-19 is a novel virus that poses an unprecedented threat to our patients, especially those who are elderly, have underlying medical conditions or have compromised immune systems,” hospital officials said.

Limited exceptions include:

  • Patients in hospice or end-of-life care
  • One visitor/support person for emergency department patients
  • One visitor/support person for maternity patients
  • One visitor/support person for pediatric patients
  • One visitor/support person for critical care
  • One visitor/support person for an individual undergoing surgery or an outpatient procedure
  • One visitor/support person for infusion center patients 

Visitors who meet these exceptions must be at least 18 years of age.

Other Sites:
  • For all other sites of care (including physician offices, infusion centers, urgent care and any outpatient care) there is a limit to one visitor per patient.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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