Current Visitation Guidelines

White text on red background reading visitation guidelines: please help us stop the spread of contagious respiratory illnesses

Please defer your visit to another day:

1. If you have a fever or have felt feverish in the last 24 hours or are experiencing COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms. Possible symptoms include, but are not limited to:

  • Fever or chills
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Muscle or body aches
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Diarrhea
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Nausea or vomiting


2. If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 10 days.

3. If you have had close contact with someone with COVID-19 infection in the last 10 days and cannot wear a mask.

When visiting our facility, all visitors are expected to adhere to the following safety recommendations:

  • Wear an appropriate face mask. We will offer you a new mask for source control or may ask you to replace your own mask with a hospital-supplied mask.
  • Clean your hands before and after your visit.
  • Maintain social distance.

Thank you for your cooperation and your efforts to help keep our patients, staff and communities safe!

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 our current guidelines before visiting Rutgers Cancer Institute locations.

  • Adult patients may bring one visitor over the age of 18.
  • Pediatric patients may be accompanied by two parents/guardians for initial patient visits only (no siblings). Pediatric patients must be accompanied by one parent or guardian only (no siblings) for all follow-up visits.
  • 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.
  • No visitors 18 years of age and under will be permitted.
  • All visitors and adult/pediatric patients are required to wear a non-cloth mask regardless of vaccination status. NOTE: face masks with valves (N95 type) will NOT be permitted for visitors, per CDC guidelines.
  • Visitors are not permitted to remove masks in waiting areas and/or infusion units. Visitors are not permitted to eat or drink in these areas.
  • Infusion units and waiting areas will be monitored for crowding and capacity. Visitors may be asked to wait in other areas if capacity limits are reached that do not comply with social distancing.

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. 


As of February 16, 2023