Temporary Visitation Guidelines and Visitation Hours

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Due to COVID-19, visitation has been restricted based upon CDC and New Jersey guidelines to keep patients, visitors, and our staff safe. Based upon a reduction of COVID-19 cases, Cooper can now allow a limited number of visitors in to see patients. Below are our updated Visitation Guidelines.

Cooper University Hospital Inpatient Units

Adult Inpatient Units: Pavilion 9, 8, 7, 6, 5 and Kelemen 10, 9, 8, N7

Limited visitation will be permitted based on the following:

  • Visitors must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Two visitors per patient, per day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
  • Visitation will follow a schedule based on the patient’s bed assignment. This allows for safe use of common space such as elevators and physical distancing. Upon admission, patients will be provided their scheduled visitation time to share with their loved ones.
  • Arrangements can be made to accommodate extenuating circumstances such as patients in hospice or end-of-life care, or patients with disabilities or special needs. Please contact Patient Relations at 856-342-2432.

Cooper University Hospital Emergency Department, Trauma Admitting, Clinical Decision Unit

Limited visitation will be permitted for visitors 18 years of age or older based on the following:

  • One visitor/support person for maternity patients.
  • One visitor/support person for pediatric patients.
  • Patients with special needs/disabilities.
  • Patients in end-of-life situations.
  • Patients that are critically ill or injured.

Cooper University Hospital Labor and Delivery, Mother Infant Unit, and Children’s Regional Hospital

24-Hour Parent/Guardian Visiting Privileges based on the following:

  • One visitor/support person for maternity patients.
  • Two visitor/support persons for patients under 18 years of age who are not emancipated minors, one person will be permitted at a time.

Cooper University Hospital Inpatient Psychiatry

  • No visitors permitted at this time.

Cooper University Health Care Outpatient and Physician Offices

Limited visitation will be permitted based on the following:

  • Patients under 18 years of age who are not emancipated minors.
  • Patients with special needs/disabilities
  • One support person for new patients or patients with critical care decisions or treatment discussions

Outpatient Surgical and Procedural Areas

No visitors at this time with the exception of the following:

  • Patients under 18 years of age who are not emancipated minors.
  • Patients with special needs/disabilities.

Visitation Guidelines

Visitation is an important part of our patients’ comfort and well-being. To ensure our patients receive the rest and care needed for recovery, we are asking visitors to observe the following visiting guidelines.

Health Screenings

  • All visitors will be screened (questions and temperature check) prior to entering any Cooper facility.  Any visitor who shows signs of illness will be asked to kindly leave and visit remotely at this time.
  • For a current list of COVID-19 symptoms, click here.
  • Visitors who have a contagious disease, including the common cold, should postpone visiting until they are well.
  • Visitors should be asked if they have been advised to self-quarantine because of exposure to someone with SARS-CoV-2 infection. Any visitor who answers yes will be asked to kindly leave and visit remotely at this time.

Face Coverings

  • To help maintain a healthy environment, we are requiring all patients and visitors to wear a face covering or mask at all times. We ask that you bring your own face covering or mask to wear. If you do not have a face covering, we will provide one.

Physical Distancing

  • In addition to wearing a face covering, visitors should practice physical distancing while in Cooper facilities.
  • Visitors are asked to remain with their loved one for the duration of their visit.
  • The Hospital’s Main Cafeteria on the 2nd floor is not open for visitors.
  • Visitors should only use public restrooms.

Hand Hygiene

●    Visitors must use hand gel prior to entering and leaving patient-care areas.

General Guidelines

  • Visitors to the hospital will be able to obtain a visitor pass from the information desk in the main lobby. Visitors to ambulatory and outpatient settings will present to the registration/reception desk.
  • Visitors are expected to respect the established visiting guidelines of each clinical area.
  • Cooper is a smoke-free campus. We ask that all visitors refrain from smoking while visiting any of our campus locations.
  • We request that visitors be sensitive to the needs of other patients and families by speaking softly, showing consideration to all, and respecting individuals around them.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Patient Relations at 856.342.2432 and they will do their best to assist you.

Updated July 22, 2020