Visitation at the Birth Center During COVID-19
Effective 6/11/2020 patients in the Birth Center may have up to one visitor at a time*. At this time, we are still encouraging patients to hold off on visitors after the birth of their baby and use other means of communication (such as FaceTime). Many mothers and support people have commented how much they’ve enjoyed getting to know their baby, feed their baby, and rest without having to be concerned about scheduling visitors. However, it is up to each individual family to decide if they would like to have visitors. The following conditions apply:
- Birth Center Visitation Hours: 12pm-2pm and 4pm-6pm
- All visitors will be screened at the main entrance for symptoms of possible COVID-19 infection (fever/feverishness, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, chills, body aches, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, red/purple rash on toes, unusual fatigue, loss of taste or smell)
- Visitors with any symptoms of possible COVID-19 infection will not be permitted into the hospital
- All visitors must enter AND exit through the main entrance of the hospital
- Visitation will not be allowed on COVID-19 positive or suspect patients.
- Visitors must be over the age of 18
- Children of patients may visit if they are over the age of 12
- One visitor at a time, limit stay to less than an hour
- Visitors waiting to come in must stay in their car or outside until the patient is ready to see them
- Visitors must wear masks the entire time they are in the hospital
- Visitors must be able to apply and remove their mask independently
- Visitors must perform hand hygiene before entering the Birth Center and before entering the patient room.