Shore Medical Center Curtails Visitation Due to COVID “Red Zone”


In accordance with the New Jersey Hospital Association’s protocols for hospitals located in the “red zone” for patient visitation, Shore Medical Center in Somers Point is implementing a No Visitor policy effective April 1, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status, according to a notice on the hospital’s Facebook page.

This is in response to a rise in COVID-19 cases in the region and to protect the health and well-being of the community, patients and staff, the statement reads.

The following limited exceptions for non-COVID patients apply:

— Hospice or end-of-life care: Up to two visitors at the bedside at the same time.

— Maternity: one support person and one certified doula (must be the same person for the extent of the birth parent’s stay).

— Pediatrics: Same two parents or guardians may visit at the same time.

All visitors who meet these exceptions must also go through the COVID-19 screening process. For questions, please call (609) 653-3500.