Visitation Codes

New Jersey’s hospitals recognize the important role that visits have on patients’ well-being, and continue to prioritize the safety of all patients and patient visitors.

NJHA and its members have partnered to create this visitation code system to protect everyone inside the hospitals. This guidance balances that influence with the need to reduce the risk of patients and staff being exposed or infected with the coronavirus. Please check hospitals’ websites for any additional precautions in place.

Current Visitation Level

Visitation Levels Updated on December 16, 2020 

Northeast

Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, and Union

Northwest

Hunterdon, Mercer, Somerset, Sussex, and Warren

Southeast

Atlantic, Cape May, Monmouth, and Ocean

Southwest

Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem

Code Descriptions

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  • No visitors are allowed for COVID-19 patients, except for circumstances approved by the care team.
  • No visitors are allowed for those who are immunocompromised, except for circumstances approved by the care team.
  • Other types of patients may have two visitors at a time. They must follow requirements on masking, symptom screening and other precautions.
  • No visitors are allowed for COVID-19 patients, except for circumstances approved by the care team.
  • No visitors are allowed for those who are immunocompromised, except for circumstances approved by the care team.
  • Other types of patients may have one visitor at a time. They must follow requirements on masking, symptom screening and other precautions.
  • Exceptions may apply to pediatrics, labor and delivery, end of life, and patients with intellectual, developmental or cognitive impairment including dementia, communication barriers or behavioral concerns.
  • All exceptions must be approved by the care team.