To say this past year has been rough would be an understatement. We never imaged we would have to close our doors and rely so heavily on technology to stay connected. As we slowly but surely navigate towards returning back to normal, we need your assistance in helping us keep our residents and patients, your loved ones, safe. Although we've come a very long way from March 2020, we still have a long way to go.
We are beyond excited to have our doors open for the first time in what feels like forever, and welcome you back into our facilities! In order to ensure the safety of our residents and patients remains a top priority, there are a few precautionary measures we will be taking for each and every visitor.
First and foremost, please keep in mind that Governor Murphy's recently lifted mask mandate does not apply to hospitals and healthcare facilities. For the sake of our residents, masks must be worn upon entry by all visitors, employees, vendors and physicians, regardless of their vaccination status.
Upon entry, each visitor will be screened. This screening includes a quick attestation form, temperature taking and a thorough hand washing at the designated hand washing station. After being screened, visitors will be brought to the designated visiting area where masks may be removed under specific circumstances.
If the resident is fully vaccinated, both parties may remove their masks and have close contact, solely at the discretion of the resident, once in the designated visiting area. If the resident is not fully vaccinated, both parties must wear a mask during the duration of the visit while maintaining physical distancing.
Once a scheduled visit ends, visitors must reapply their mask before leaving the designated visiting area. Masks can then be removed once visitors have left the facility.
If you have any questions, please reach out to the building you plan on visiting and they will be able to answer any questions you may have in regards to the current visitor procedures.
Thank you for your continued cooperation and assistance in helping us keep our residents and patients safe!