Once the woman is admitted for labor an identified support person will be permitted on the unit pending a negative symptom screening.
If the support person has proof of covid vaccination coverage he/she will not be swabbed on arrival. If not, they will be swabbed for COVID.
The support person is permitted to remain at the bedside for the entire hospitalization if covid negative or vaccinated, after delivery the support person may leave and return.
If the support person is covid positive but asymptomatic ; temperature monitoring every 12 hours-remain in the patient room and wear a gown/gloves/mask. They will be asked to leave after delivery.
During general hospital visiting hours, an additional visitor > age 18 will be allowed to visit if asymptomatic.
One visitor 18 or older may visit once successfully screened through front lobby, in addition to the identified support person.
Guidance for safe visitation
Let’s work together to help prevent the spread of infection to our patients, team members and visitors.
5 steps to washing your hands the right way
Wet your hands with clean, running water and use soap.
Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers and under your nails.
Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds (the time it takes to hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice).
Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
Dry your hands using a clean paper towel.
How to use hand sanitizer
Apply the product to the palm of one hand.
Rub your hands together.
Rub the product over all the surfaces of your hands and fingers until your hands are dry—this should take around 20 seconds.
Anyone who visits a patient with an isolation sign on the door should stop at the nursing station before entering the patient’s room. Isolation precautions create barriers that help prevent the spread of germs in the hospital. They are needed to protect you and the patient you are visiting. The precautions are also needed to protect other patients in the hospital.
When a patient is in isolation:
Visitors may need to wear PPE (gloves, gown, mask).
Visitors should limit contact with patient.
Visitors may not be allowed into a patient’s room at all.
Visitors who are ill will not be permitted to enter the hospital (no exceptions).
We encourage visitors to remain closely connected to their loved ones through virtual visual means such as Skype or FaceTime.