The one designated support person must be tested for COVID-19 upon admission of patient for labor. The support person will have temps monitored and remain in the patient’s room, guest trays will be provided.
If the designated support person is positive (and asymptomatic), the support person can stay throughout labor and for the initial recovery period. They will then be asked to leave.
If the patient requests a doula in addition to their support person— doula certification and negative COVID-19 result within 48 hours is necessary. The doula will be asked to leave after the immediate post-partum recovery (approximately 2 hours).
No other visitors are allowed at all times other than the 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.