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Shore Medical reinstates visitor ban after COVID uptick

Shore Medical Center will once again ban visitors after a resurgence in COVID-19 cases.
“Recently, our hospital community and others throughout South Jersey have experienced an uptick in COVID-19 cases,” the Somers Point hospital wrote on Facebook. “Out of extreme caution, and to protect the health of our patients, their families and our Shore Healthcare Heroes, we’re implementing a no visitor policy.”
It will begin at 6 a.m. Wednesday and continue until further notice.
Exceptions will be:

  • Patients in hospice or end-of-life care
  • One visitor/support person for maternity
  • One visitor/support person for pediatric patients
  • Visitors who meet these exceptions will be screened for symptoms before being allowed to visit.

“At Shore, we know how important it is to have your loved ones by your side during your hospital stay,” the hospital wrote. “Please know that our staff will continue to care for you like you are a member of their own family, and will do everything possible to make sure your loved ones have a means of regular communication during your stay.”

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