Visitors for Maternity and NICU Patients

Thank you for your assistance and understanding in keeping everyone safe!

Effective immediately, due to rapid spread of COVID-19 in our region, visitor restrictions will be adjusted to accommodate our patients and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • For maternity patients, two (2) support persons, such as a partner and other (doula), will be permitted per day.
  • For minor maternity patients, both support person(s) may be a parent or guardian.
  • For maternity patients testing positive for COVID-19, only one (1) support person will be allowed during labor, without exceptions.
  • NICU patients will be allowed two (2) visitors for the duration of the patient’s stay. If the mother tested positive, she and support person/spouse/mate will not be allowed to visit the NICU until non-infectious by current CDC definition.
  • Any maternity patient refusing testing will be treated as positive.

Screening and Mask Guidelines

All visitors are required to wear a mask.

  • No COVID-19 positive persons or symptomatic individuals awaiting test results will be permitted to visit patients.
    All visitors will be screened for symptoms or exposure history.
  • Visitors will be asked to leave the facility if they have respiratory symptoms of unknown origin or exposure to anyone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  • Visitors that refuse a COVID-19 screening will be prohibited from visiting to protect all patients and staff.
  • Employees, staff, patients, and visitors must wash their hands, and/or use hand sanitizer, before and after leaving rooms and hospital buildings.
  • Visitors must wear a mask or face covering at all times, including in patient rooms.
  • Patients and visitors may provide and wear their own mask or will be required to accept and wear the mask provided by the hospital facility.
  • Masks or facial coverings must fully cover the nose and mouth.
  • If a visitor refuses to wear a mask, the visitor may be asked to leave the facility.