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Ocean Medical Center, Nursing Facilities Restrict Visitors Over Coronavirus Concerns

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Coronavirus (Image: CDC)
Coronavirus (Image: CDC)

The novel coronavirus has spread closer to Ocean County, with the first cases in neighboring Monmouth and Burlington counties having been identified over the past two days.

Though no Ocean County residents have been suspected of contracting the virus, Ocean Medical Center, in Brick, announced this week that they would begin limiting visitors to the hospital and several facilities connected to it. According to an announcement issued by the Hacksensack-Meridian Health, detailing uniform policies for all its hospitals:

  • All visitors entering this hospital will undergo a COVID-19 screening. Anyone who fails the screening will not be allowed entry.
  • Visiting hours are restricted to 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Visitation is limited to two (2) visitors at one time.
  • Visitors under the age of 12 will not be allowed entry.
  • Visitation will not be allowed for Patients Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19.

The following more restrictive policy is in place at Hackensack-Meridian’s nursing and rehabilitation, and behavioral centers:

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  • All visitors, employees, and vendors entering the facilities will undergo a COVID-19 screening. Anyone who fails the screening will not be allowed entry. This screening includes a temperature check at the nursing and rehabilitation facilities.
  • Visiting hours are restricted to 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Visitation is limited to two (2) visitors at one time.
  • Visitors under the age of 12 will not be allowed entry.
  • Visitation will not be allowed for Patients Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19.