NJ hospitals can allow visitors again: New guidelines

Visitors were banned from hospitals in New Jersey as the coronavirus pandemic was grabbing hold in the state last March. Since then, families have only been able to connect with loved ones over the phone. Now the New Jersey Hospital Association is allowing hospitalized patients to once again have visitors.

Under the new guidelines, most patients will be allowed two visitors at a time with masks and other safety measures still in place. Visits to COVID-19 patients and the immunocompromised will be granted on a case-by-case basis. The guidelines will stay in place unless new COVID-19 data triggers a need for more restrictions.

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