Temporary Visitor Policy

To reduce the risk to patients and staff during a highly infectious disease outbreak, Cooper University Health Care is instituting a temporary visitor restriction policy. The policy is effective as of March 17, 2020.

Cooper University Hospital Inpatients

No hospital visitors will be allowed until further notice, with the following limited exceptions:

  • Patients in hospice or end-of-life care
  • One visitor/support person for maternity patients
  • One visitor/support person for pediatric patients
  • One visitor/support person for an individual undergoing same-day surgery or an ambulatory procedure.

Outpatient Locations and Physician Offices

No visitors will be allowed until further notice, with the following limited exceptions:

  • Patients in hospice or end-of-life care
  • One visitor/support person for maternity patients
  • One visitor/support person for pediatric patients
  • One visitor/support person for an individual undergoing same-day surgery or an ambulatory procedure.

Requirements of All Visitors

Visitors and support persons must be 18+ years old.

All visitors will be screened prior to entering patient areas. Any visitor who is coughing or shows other signs of illness will be asked to kindly leave and visit remotely instead.

Visitors must wash or sanitize their hands prior to entering patient-care areas.