MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System has altered the visitor policy for all hospitals; including Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, Hackettstown Medical Center and Goryeb Children's Hospital. 

As of Sunday March 22, no hospital visitors will be allowed until further notice, the health system announced.

The limited exceptions include: 

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  • One visitor/support person for patients in hospice or end-of-life care (must be at least 18 years of age)
  • One visitor/support people in the NICU (must be at least 18 years of age)
  • One visitor/support person for pediatric patients  (must be at least 18 years of age)
  • One visitor/support person for cognitively impaired patients (must be at least 18 years of age)
  • One visitor/support person for an individual undergoing surgery or an outpatient procedure (must be at least 18 years of age)
  • One visitor/support person for all labor and delivery (this change is as of Sunday evening)

"There is no greater priority than the health and safety of our patients, team members and the communities we serve", Atlantic Health stated on their website. "COVID-19 is a novel virus that poses an unprecedented threat to our patients, especially those who are elderly, have underlying medical conditions or have compromised immune systems".

TAPinto has reached out to Atlantic Health for more information. 

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