Temporary Changes to Services and Visitation Policy at RWJUH New Brunswick

General Visitation Guidelines

The safety of our patients, families and staff is our number one priority. To ensure the safety of our babies during the COVID-19 pandemic, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital has enacted a strict visitation Policy for its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Visitation of babies admitted to the NICU will be restricted to mom or significant other. These two individuals will be identified on admission to the NICU and remain consistent throughout the hospital stay of the newborn, however in order to maintain social distancing, only the mom or significant other will be allowed in the NICU and at the baby’s bedside per 24-hour period between the hours of 1pm and 6pm.

Upon arrival at the Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital main entrance, mom/significant other must undergo a thorough screening for COVID-19 symptoms which include:

  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of taste or smell

If a mom/significant other has had close contact with a person who had, has, or is suspected of having COVID-19, they should not come to the hospital to visit their baby.

In addition to the screening, Mom/significant other will be tested for COVID antigen prior to first visit and then weekly on Tuesdays for long-term patients.

This visitor policy may be updated as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve.

As always, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital remains committed to the safety and health of all patients, families, visitors, physicians, nurses and staff.

We thank you for your anticipated cooperation.