Atlantic Heath System implements new visitation guidelines
NEW JERSEY – For the safety and wellbeing of Atlantic Health System’s patients, visitors, support people and health care professionals, Atlantic Health System on July 1 has implemented the following requirements for all hospital visitors to patients not hospitalized for COVID-19:
- All visitors will be screened for both temperature and symptoms upon entering the facility.
- Any non-patients who fail the screening will not be allowed entry into the facility. If they pass, visitors and support people will be limited to non-COVID patients only.
- 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 must be 18 years of age or older except in rare exception as determined by the facility
- 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 10:00 a.m and 8:00 p.m.
“Once in the hospital or facility, visitors shall remain in the patient’s room (or Emergency Department bay) as much as possible throughout the visit, except when directed by hospital or facility staff to leave during an aerosol-generating procedure or other procedures in which visitors are usually asked to leave. Visitors may use specified eating areas within the medical center and other amenities available to patients or visitors,” hospital officials said.
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