In order to provide safe patient care and a safe working environment for our healthcare professionals, Hunterdon Health is utilizing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention staffing strategy guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to maintain appropriate staffing throughout our healthcare facilities.
If you are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 these are your options for testing:
New Jersey Department of Health free at-home testing: Visit https://learn.vaulthealth.com/nj/
The following CVS locations are offering COVID-19 Testing. Visit https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing to schedule an appointment.
The following Walgreens locations are offering COVID-19 Testing: Visit https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/covid19/testing?ban=covid_vanity_testing
There are many additional testing locations in Hunterdon County and neighboring counties or statewide. They can be found by visiting https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/testing
All visitors must undergo symptoms and temperature checks upon entering the hospital. If they present with fever or symptoms, they will not be allowed entry into the facility as recommended by the CDC. Once a visitor/support person is approved, they will still need to complete our screening process for COVID-19 Symptoms, which includes:
Prior to and During the Visit
At this time, Hunterdon Health will NOT be allowing visitors, patients, or staff to wear neck gaiters, bandanas, or masks with exhalation valves, including N95s or KN95s, while within any of our facilities. If a patient, visitor, or staff arrives at one of our facilities wearing any of these restricted masks/face coverings, they will be asked to remove the restricted mask/face covering and Hunterdon Health will supply a procedural mask for the person to wear while in the facility. We are also highly encouraging the use of medical disposable masks while in the hospital in lieu of cloth masks.
We apologize for the inconvenience, but the health of our community is of our utmost concern. Safety procedures at Hunterdon Health are created with the intent to protect both patients and staff. Hunterdon Health’s personal protective equipment standards are informed by advice from authorities such as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and from the New Jersey Department of Health.
Patients and visitors at any Hunterdon Health site are required to wear a face-covering while on-premises. Exceptions to this requirement are patients who:
* Are unconscious
* Are unable to remove the mask on their own
* Are under the age of two years
* Are in respiratory distress
Patients without one of these exclusions who refuse to wear a face-covering pose a significant risk to healthcare workers and other patients, and thus will not be permitted on premises unless they are:
* Patients who present at the emergency department
* Pregnant patients who present in labor
Visitors who refuse to wear a face-covering are not permitted on-premises.