All visitors must pass health screening for COVID-19 symptoms, continue to follow social distancing, masking procedures and practice hand hygiene.

Visitation Update 

Inpatient, Ambulatory, Outpatient & Emergency Departments

EFFECTIVE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2020
Based on the current COVID-19 positivity rate in central New Jersey,
Saint Peter’s visitor guidelines have been revised.   

Visitors are advised not to come to the hospital if they or a close contact have been exposed or tested positive to COVID-19. Upon arrival, ALL visitors must pass a health screening for COVID-19 symptoms and follow surgical masking and proper hand hygiene procedures and maintain social distancing.

Please see the updated visitation guidelines for the following departments.

  • Pediatrics One parent or guardian
  • Pediatrics Emergency Department One parent or guardian
  • Med/Surg & ICU No visitors.
    • Patients will be asked to provide contact information for a family member or friend who will receive updates on the patient’s care.
    • Exceptions will be made for patients receiving compassionate end of life care and caregivers of those with special needs and coordinated by the nurse manager/designee.
  • Labor & Delivery, Mother/Baby and High-Risk: One support person. (Note: A doula is considered part of the clinical team and does not count as the support person.)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU): One parent at bedside from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The NICU will be closed from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. It will reopen from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. with one parent at bedside.
  • Adult Emergency Department One visitor; no visitors for patients confirmed with or under investigation for COVID-19.
  • Ambulatory Care/Same day surgery
    • Patients with an intellectual, developmental or other cognitive disability and pediatric patients may have one support person before and after the procedure.
    • For all other patients, the support person may remain with the patient through the initial intake process and may return to the facility for the patient’s discharge process.
  • COVID-19 Positive Patients: No visitors unless under extenuating circumstances such as hospice or end of life care which will be coordinated with the nurse manager/designee. 
  • Outpatient Appointments: Patient is permitted one support person (age 18 or above) if needed, unless other arrangements are made in advance with the department.

We remain committed to providing compassionate, safe, quality care during these unprecedented times.

Valet Services are suspended until further notice
  • Drivers can drop off patients/guests at the emergency department, main hospital or Women and Children’s Pavilion entrances and then self-park in any of our parking garages

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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