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.

  • Children's Specialized Hospital
    While there are no changes in visiting hours for parents/guardians, grandparents, and siblings, we are instituting restrictions based on age for all other visitors who are under the age of 16 years, who will not be permitted to visit during flu season.

  • 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

    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

    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.

  • 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.
    Special restrictions: No visitors under 16 years of age may visit the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) from October through April, and no one under the age of 14 may visit the Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit (BMTU).

  • RWJ University Hospital Rahway
    No restrictions for flu.
  • RWJ University Hospital Somerset

    No visitors under 16 will be permitted in the hospital; except sibling, grandchild, and child of patient.

    Visitors ill with fever and flu like symptoms will be asked to refrain from visiting.

  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center

    Effective Monday, January 13 until further notice, no visitors under 16 (regardless of vaccination status) will be allowed to visit; except siblings, grandchildren, and children of patients.

    Those who have a fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea are asked not to visit until feeling healthy.

    Special restrictions:

    • In the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), only parents and designated support people (over the age of 18) will be allowed to visit.
    • For the Burn Intensive Care and Stepdown Units, no one under the age of 16, including siblings, grandchildren and children of patients will be allowed to visit.
    • The general visitation policy restricts children less than 12 years of age from visiting patients on isolation unless approved by the physician.

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

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