All Senior Management and Department Directors have been meeting daily for the last 10 days to enact policies and processes to protect our staff and patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially as it increases in New Jersey.
We are closely following CDC and NJ Department of Health recommendations for mitigating and containing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
As of now, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Trinitas.
Be assured, these are the types of events that we anticipate and train for in our Emergency Preparedness activities.
As of 8PM this evening, March 16, all patient visiting at Trinitas is suspended. Exceptions will be made for parents visiting newborns, and in end-of-life situations.
Medical and Nursing Students – will be allowed entrance as part of their clinical rotations. All other students will not be permitted to enter.
The Volunteer program has been suspended until further notice.
A tent located outside the Emergency Department has been erected and will be used in surge situations for purposes of triage.
All services, including outpatient care and elective surgery, will continue until further notice.
Staff working in point-of-entry positions, including Information Desk Staff, Emergency Department front desk staff and Emergency Medical Pre-hospital Services Staff, greeters, registrars, security guards, EMTs and Paramedics must wear a surgical mask at all times while in their assigned work area.
Vendors will not be allowed entrance to the Medical Center unless they are bringing patient-related equipment and supplies.
ALL individuals entering the building MUST use hand sanitizer at their point of entry to the building.
We remind everyone that they must not come to the Medical Center if they answer “yes” to any of the below screening questions. This applies to patients, visitor and staff.
-Do you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath?
-Did you travel to a location outside the US in the past 14 days?
-Did you have contact with someone who has been infected with COVID-19?
We thank everyone for their cooperation and understanding during this challenging period.