Because there have been a significant number of reported cases of the flu in the communities we serve in Bayonne, Jersey City and Hoboken, the following visiting restrictions and precautions have been put in place in order to protect our patients, staff and other visitors.
Those who will not be allowed to visit include:
- Children under 12
- Anyone who has signs of influenza (including fever, sore throat, cough and cold)
Exceptions can be made. A nurse manager, charge nurse or supervisor may make an exception to the above restrictions if a patient is critically or terminally ill. Those visiting as an exception must wear a surgical mask and wash their hands.
Healthy visitors will be encouraged to take the following precautions:
- Masks will be available at the entrance to the hospital
- Please wash your hands before visiting
- Please remember to cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze
These restrictions will be in place until further notice.
We encourage you to get your flu vaccine. It’s not too late.
For additional information about the flu please visit www.flu.gov.