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It’s Flu Season

Caring may mean not visiting

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All visitors:

Please clean your hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer before and after your visit.

If you have a cough or respiratory illness:

For the safety of your loved ones, please visit on another day. Help us protect our patients by using Facetime, video chat, or another means to communicate. If you are immediate family and must visit, you must wear a mask for the entire time that you are in the hospital.

Visiting restrictions are in place at the following hospitals:

  • Clara Maass Medical Center
    No restrictions however, we are asking those who are not feeling well or have been near someone who is not feeling well to please refrain from visiting.

  • Community Medical Center
    No restrictions however, we are asking those who are not feeling well or have been near someone who is not feeling well to please refrain from visiting.

  • Jersey City Medical Center
    For the duration of the flu season, visitors under the age of 16 will not be permitted to visit hospitalized patients including those in NICU and in labor and delivery.

  • Monmouth Medical Center
    No restrictions however, we are asking those who are not feeling well or have been near someone who is not feeling well to please refrain from visiting.

  • Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood

    During flu season, no visitors under age 18 are allowed. No more than 3 visitors are permitted per patient. All visitors who have a cough or respiratory illness are encouraged to visit on another day for the safety of loved ones. If an immediate family member presents with a cough or respiratory illness must visit, they will be asked to wear a mask while in the hospital.

  • Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark

    For the duration of the flu season, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey is implementing a restriction on all visitors under the age of 16. Persons under the age of 16 will not be permitted to visit hospitalized patients including those in the NICU and in labor and delivery. In addition, we recommend that all children and adults experiencing flu like symptoms such as fever, cough, or sore throat refrain from visiting the hospital during this time.

  • RWJ University Hospital Hamilton

    Siblings, grandchildren and children of the patient will be allowed to visit regardless of age. No other visitors under 16 are allowed.
    Special restrictions for ICU: ICU no children under the age of 14 from October thru April.

  • RWJUH University Hospital New Brunswick

    During flu season only siblings, grandchildren and children of the patient will be allowed to visit. No other visitors under 16 are allowed. All visitors who have a cough or respiratory illness are encouraged to visit on another day for the safety of loved ones. If an immediate family member presents with a cough or respiratory illness must visit, they will be asked to wear a mask while in the hospital.

  • RWJ University Hospital Rahway
    No restrictions for flu.
  • RWJ University Hospital Somerset
    Siblings, grandchildren and children of the patient will be allowed to visit regardless of age. No other visitors under 16 are allowed.
  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston
    As of December 1, due to rising rates of flu and to keep babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care unit (NICU) as safe as possible, only parents and designated support people (over the age of 18) will be allowed to visit. In addition, we are asking those who are not feeling well or have been near someone who is not feeling well to please refrain from visiting.

For more information about Influenza (Flu) including prevention guidelines, please visit:

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