Hospital Visitation Codes

While New Jersey hospitals continue to prioritize the safety and well-being of patients, the statewide color codes developed to protect against the spread of COVID-19 are no longer required based on the current state of the pandemic and the vaccination levels achieved in our state.

In establishing their individual visitation policies, New Jersey hospitals must follow both Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and N.J. Department of Health requirements and guidance that meet the needs of their patients and communities. Hospitals’ individual policies are designed to best meet the needs of patients in the following areas:

  • visitation hours
  • duration of visit
  • number of visitors allowed at one time
  • ages of visitors allowed
  • and other special considerations in the name of health, safety and wellness.

N.J. hospitals also will continue to follow state and federal requirements to protect patients and visitors, including health screenings for visitors and masking requirements. Because COVID activity may vary across different parts of the state, we recommend that you call ahead or check the hospital website before visiting a loved one.

We recognize that visits from family members and friends are an important part of the healing process. As this pandemic continues to evolve, New Jersey hospitals remain diligent in ensuring that visitors have access, safely, to be with patients and help promote the healing.

Updated May 4, 2022