Visitors for Maternity and NICU Patients

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

Effective immediately, 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.
  • The support person for the positive maternity patient may remain with the mother and will be asked to stay in the room and wear a hospital issued mask at all times.
  • 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 had symptoms or a positive test in the past 10 days or exposure 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 should wear a mask when in the common areas of the hospital facility, such as hallways, public restrooms, gift shops, and dining areas.
  • Visitors will be asked to wear their mask when a caregiver is present in a patient room.
  • 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.