St. Luke’s Visitor Policies – New Jersey (Warren Campus)

Effective April 5, 2023 – St Luke’s Warren Campus

St. Luke’s recognizes the important role your family and friends play in your recovery. Their love and support will be instrumental in your return to wellness.

With the health and safety of patients, staff and the community in mind St. Luke’s University Health Network has implemented the following visitor guidelines*:

While visiting your loved one, please observe these guidelines:

  • Visitation is permitted 24 hours per day for visitors who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and in good health.
    • We encourage visitation during daytime hours to ensure patients have adequate time to rest in the evening and night.
  • Patient care areas that provide specialized care (Critical Care for example) may have specific visiting times and recommendations which will be discussed at the time of arrival/admission.
  • Beginning April 4, 2023, Masks are optional for visitors, patients, and staff, with some exceptions. Masks are to be worn (covering your nose and mouth) when required for infection prevention processes such as:
    • Visitors or out patients with symptoms of an infectious/COVID-19 illness, recent positive viral test for COVID-19, or who have recently had close contact with someone with COVID-19 infection are required to mask for the duration of their visit.
    • Masks are also encouraged for visitors or outpatients who are at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
  • If a COVID-19 resurgence identifies a need to return to masking, St Luke’s Warren Campus may change these guidelines in accordance with CDC recommendations.
  • Patients with COVID-19 may have one healthy visitor.
    • Visitors will be given personal protective equipment to wear while in the patient’s room.
  • End of Life
    • Visitation can occur at any time, but it is preferred if the following times are avoided:
      6:45 am - 7:15 am and 6:45 pm - 7:15 pm.
    • Visitors may not congregate in common or waiting room areas while waiting to visit.

* Policies/guidelines may differ from St. Luke’s University Health Network’s Pennsylvania Campuses which are not subject to state of New Jersey directives.

This policy will be re-evaluated as needed and revised based on COVID-19 community spread.

St. Luke’s understands this policy might present difficulties for some patients, family members and friends, and we are sympathetic to those concerns. At the same time, we must be responsible to the communities we serve and do what’s best to protect everyone. We urge those who might be impacted to please cooperate with our physicians, nurses and staff as they help our organizations fight COVID-19.

Patients put their trust in us when they choose to seek care with St. Luke’s. As such, we have developed the following policy reflecting St. Luke’s University Health Network’s longstanding commitment to providing a safe work environment free from threat or harm for all of our providers, employees and volunteers. As you will note, this policy details our Network’s expectations regarding appropriate communication and behavior for all who use our services. As our patients and guests of St. Luke’s University Health Network, we ask you to join us in creating a safe environment for all. View Code of Conduct

Your cooperation in observing these guidelines is appreciated and will help us provide the safe environment that is necessary to continue to welcome visitors to our facilities.