SOMERS POINT, NJ — Shore Medical Center will return to a “no visitor” policy because of a rise in coronavirus cases in its hospital community and South Jersey. The hospital implemented a similar ban in March but reduced restrictions as cases decreased.
The policy begins at 6 a.m. Wednesday and will run until further notice, with the following exceptions:
patients in hospice of end-of-life care
one visitor or support person for maternity
one visitor or support person for pediatric patients
Visitors must get screened for symptoms.
“At Shore, we know how important it is to have your loved ones by your side during your hospital stay,” said the hospital’s announcement. “Please know that our staff will continue to care for you like you are a member of their own family, and will do everything possible to make sure your loved ones have a means of regular communication during your stay.”