Important Information About Visitation Guidelines

at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway

Woman wearing a mask having her temperature taken while visiting the hospital

Visitation for patients with confirmed COVID‐19 will still be restricted to extenuating circumstances only such as hospice or end of life. For patients suspected to have COVID‐19 with symptoms, visitation will be on hold for 24 hours or until COVID‐19 test results are available.

For the safety and well-being of our patients, visitors and staff during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, beginning on October 25, 2021 visiting hours at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway is limited to between the hours of 11 AM - 8 PM seven days a week.

Two visitors permitted per patient.

All visitors must be 18 years of age or older, except in rare exceptions as determined by the facility.

The additional visitation guidelines listed below remain unchanged:

  • All visitors must be 18 years of age or older, except in rare exceptions as determined by the facility.
  • Critical Care Unit
    One person per patient at a time. For hospice or end of life situations allowances will be arranged.
  • Emergency Department
    One visitor per patient is permitted at any time for adult patients. Two parents or guardians are permitted at any time where the patient is a minor. Visitation may be temporarily suspended due to a critical situation at the discretion of the Nursing Supervisor.
  • Recovery Room
    Visitors may not be present during procedures or in the recovery room.
  • Same Day Surgery or Procedure Patients (except for pediatrics, and patients with an intellectual, developmental, or other cognitive disability)
    May have one support person prior to and after the procedure. The support person may remain with the patient through the initial intake process and may rejoin the patient for the discharge process.
  • Outpatients
    Outpatients who are in need of assistance may be accompanied by one adult. Visitors may wait for the patient in the hospital or facility’s designated waiting area (subject to physical space availability), while the patient is having his/her procedure.

Safety Measures: Symptom and Temperature Screening

All visitors will be screened for the following and may or may not be allowed to visit or stay based on:

  • Temperature and Symptom Screening
    All visitors will be asked about symptoms and if they’ve had a fever in the last 24 hours upon entering any of our facilities. If they present with cold or flu-like symptoms or if they report a temperature of greater than 100.4 they will not be allowed entry into the facility as recommended by the CDC.
  • COVID-19 Exposure
    If any visitor has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 10 days or has been advised to self-quarantine because of exposure to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, they will not be allowed to visit.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

All visitors will be required to wear a face mask. They may wear their own face mask/covering upon arrival to and throughout their stay in the facility, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If they do not have their own face mask/covering they will be provided one. If a visitor refuses to wear a mask or other PPE as indicated, that individual will be asked to leave the facility.

If an individual is permitted to visit a COVID-19-positive patient because of extenuating circumstances or if a patient is on isolation precautions, they will be provided with and must wear appropriate PPE as recommended by the CDC. Staff will direct the visitor on the appropriate PPE.

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We thank you in advance for your understanding and patience.

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