How Does COVID-19 Affect Maternity Visitation?

The safety and well-being of our patients, visitors and staff is our number one priority. At this time, we are currently allowing 1 birth partner to accompany each patient in Labor and Delivery and in Family Centered Care (post partum) for the remainder of the hospitalization. The birth partner will need to remain with the patient for the entire hospitalization stay.

In addition:

  • Should the patient test positive for COVID-19 upon admission, the birth partner will not be permitted to leave the labor or post partum room for any reason, including to purchase food. Instead, a cold meal will be delivered to the birth partner.
  • If the birth partner needs to leave for any reason during the hospitalization (for example to take care of other children), he or she will not be permitted to return.
  • The birth partner must not have any signs of COVID-19. His/Her temperature will be monitored every 12 hours for the duration of the hospitalization.



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