Every in-person registration or check-in desk across Princeton Health will soon have 3/8-inch-thick tempered glass panels as part of a project that is expected to be completed within the next several weeks.
Barriers have been installed at about 20 places on the hospital campus alone. The project also entails installations at more than 40 other sites, including surgery centers, the Breast Health Center, and Princeton Medicine, Princeton Rehabilitation, and Occupational Health offices.
In a memo to staff, Barry S. Rabner, president and CEO, and Steven R. Bergmann, MD, PhD, senior vice president for medical affairs, emphasized that the barriers are intended to supplement — not replace — safeguards such as the universal masking policy and eye protection requirements for all staff members and providers who have direct contact with patients and visitors.
Those policies and social distancing guidelines remain in effect.
Princeton Health also continues to handle many registration tasks online or on the phone to help limit face-to-face contact when patients arrive to check in for treatment or services.