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 all stages including antepartum, delivery, and postpartum. 
  • For maternity patients testing positive for COVID-19, only one (1) support person will be allowed, staying in the room masked.
  • NICU patients will be allowed two (2) visitors for the duration of the patient’s stay (parents, grandparents, or pre-identified support persons). 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 should wear a mask in all areas of the hospital/facility including private patient rooms to help protect patients others.
  • 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.
  • Visitors not in patient rooms, will be asked to not gather in any public area inside the facility.