NJDOC Program Indoor Visitation 

Visit Guidelines

 

 

Effective July 7, 2022, the Newark and Bridgeton RCRPs will conduct visits in accordance with the CDC's COVID-19 Community Levels color-coded tiers below.

View the CDC's COVID19 weekly report.

ORANGE (HIGH RISK): Socially distanced outdoor non-contact visits only for fully vaccinated incarcerated persons with proper masking and sanitization of the visitor area before and after the visit session. Incarcerated person designated as Quarantine or Isolation status will be restricted from in-person visitation until release from that status. 

YELLOW (MEDIUM RISK): Socially distanced outdoor visits for all incarcerated persons with proper masking, and sanitization of the visitor area before and after the visit session.

 

  • Fully vaccinated incarcerated persons are permitted to have contact with their visitors during visits.

  • Non-vaccinated incarcerated persons are to be considered non-contact.

  • Incarcerated person designated Quarantine or Isolation status will be restricted from in-person visitation until release from that status. 

 

GREEN (LOW RISK): Socially distanced indoor or outdoor visits for all incarcerated persons with proper masking, and sanitization of the visit area before and after the session. Fully vaccinated incarcerated persons are permitted to have contact with their visitors during visits, while those not fully vaccinated are to be considered non-contact. Incarcerated person designated as Quarantine or Isolation status will be restricted from in-person visitation until release from that status. 

 

Each RCRP shall continue with pre-v1S1t screening process via temperature checks, and the completion of the questionnaire for all visitors prior to entry into the facility. Additionally, in-­person visits will continue to be scheduled by appointment only. The NJDOC reserves the right to fully suspend all in-person visitation secondary to a substantial increase or outbreak of cases. Moreover, please note that the NJDOC will be transitioning from the ''fully vaccinated" standard to the "up to date" standard in upcoming months to determine visitation levels.

Up to date is defined as: People ages 6 months and older are up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines when they have received all doses in the primary series and all booster doses recommended for them, when eligible are considered "up to date." Conversely, an individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after the single-dose J &J/J anssen vaccine. 

Should you have any questions please feel free to speak to the RCRP Director/designee.