Search for COVID-19 Information Here

Can I visit a nursing home or long-term care facility? What are the safety protocols?

Last Updated: 02/09/2023

Visitation must be allowed for all residents of nursing homes at all times.

Assisted living facilities, comprehensive personal care homes, dementia care homes, and residential health care facilities are required to return to pre-pandemic visitation hours.

Facilities shall ensure that visits are conducted as safely as possible in accordance with CDC safety recommendations.

Please check with a specific facility for visiting hours and policies.

Residents or loved ones experiencing challenges in navigating the options for visitation at long-term care facilities can call the Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman at 1-877-582-6992, or visit to send an email or to file a complaint.

For the latest on outbreaks, vaccination status, and frequently asked questions, visit the NJ Department of Health's Long-Term Care Resource page.

Source: Department of Health's Executive Directive for the Resumption of Services in all Long-Term Care Facilities