Temporary Visitation Guidelines

**Updated 04/01/2020**

At Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, we are taking extra precautions to provide the safest environment possible for our patients, visitors and staff. Please be aware of the following temporary changes to our guidelines before visiting Rutgers Cancer Institute locations.

Visitors can accompany patients to the security desk/lobby area ONLY, where if needed, patients will receive ambulatory assistance by a Rutgers Cancer Institute team member. Patients can then be picked up upon conclusion of the appointment. Pediatric patients must be accompanied by one parent or guardian only (no siblings).

All visitors 18 years of age and under will not be permitted.

All visitors and adult/pediatric patients will be screened for the following, and depending on the results may be referred for other action (ie: not be allowed to visit Rutgers Cancer Institute; asked to contact personal healthcare provider for further instruction):

  • Contact with an individual who is currently being quarantined for COVID-19
  • Cold or flu-like symptoms

Pediatric patients are asked to go directly to the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology clinic on the second floor for blood work and to register – not on the first floor as usually done.

In addition, all visitors and patients will have their temperature scanned upon entry and asked to wash their hands with available hand sanitizer before and after visiting.

Please note there are also visiting restrictions in place at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) New Brunswick that may impact visitors to Rutgers Cancer Institute.  

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