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Our visitor policies prioritize safety, security and comfort to support families as they experience the birth of their newest loved one.

COVID-19 Visitor Restrictions

Last updated: May 26, 2021

Visitor access is limited and outlined below. In some cases, visitor access may not be allowed at all. Limited exceptions may be granted on a case-by-case basis.

  • COVID-19 testing for patients: We offer COVID-19 testing for all patients upon admission. One visitor is allowed until test results are confirmed negative, as well as for patients who test positive and patients who decline testing.
  • Universal masking: Staff and visitors must continue to wear masks when in common areas and traveling within/throughout the medical campus. Visitors must also wear masks while in patient rooms. Masks with vents are not allowed.
  • Entryway health screening: Visitors will be required to undergo a health screening. Anyone with a fever, cough, or flu-like illness will not be allowed to visit patients or accompany them to appointments. No visitors under 18 will be allowed.
  • Social distancing: To ensure there is adequate, safe space for the increased foot traffic, visitors for adult and pediatric patients must stay either in patient rooms or the Sky Café on the 7th floor of the Center for Care and Discovery. Otherwise, they must be outside the buildings.

During Labor & Delivery:

There are no visiting hour limitations for adults.

During Postpartum Recovery:

One visitor (usually the support person) may have 24-hour visitation privileges as long as they are 18 years old or older or the parent of the baby. All other visitors may visit between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.


Triage

  • One support person is allowed.
  • The designated support person cannot switch out with others.

Laboring Patients

  • Up to six visitors may be identified, and can switch in and out an unlimited number of times.
  • Up to two support people are allowed in the delivery room at a time.
  • Doulas are allowed as one of the two support people in the delivery room. (The allowance of two support people includes the doula.)

Antepartum and 3N Obstetrics & Newborn

Visiting hours:
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Two support people are allowed during visiting hours for patients with negative COVID-19 test results. One support person is allowed during non-visiting hours (9 p.m. to 9 a.m.).
  • One visitor is allowed for patients with positive, unconfirmed or unknown COVID-19 test results.
  • Support people may switch in and out with others an unlimited number of times during visiting hours.
  • Visitors waiting to switch in and out must wait in their vehicles or off-campus.
  • Visitors will not be allowed to wait in the Family Lounge.

 

To meet the individualized emotional, psychological, safety and physical needs of each patient, the number and age of visitors and hours of visitation may need to


The mother and one designated support person will have ID bands to match the one placed on the baby at birth. ID bands are connected to a hospital-wide electronic monitoring system. Bands are checked whenever a baby is taken out of a room or brought back in. The baby will keep the band on until mother and baby are discharged at the front desk.

The support person, if present at the birth, will be banded and this will give the support person visitation in the nursery and the ability to retrieve the infant from the nursery for transport to the mother’s room.

Visitors will have to present photo identification (i.e. driver’s license or state ID) for verification. All visitors will be checked against the visitor list and visitor restriction list.

All visitors coming in contact with the newborn will be instructed on performing hand hygiene before and after contact with the infant including after diaper changes.

Flu Season Visitor Restrictions

Learn more about our current visitor guidelines, effective January 3, 2019 until further notice.

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Yes. For the safety of our patients, we enforce additional visitor restrictions during flu season each fall and winter, including:

  • No children under the age of 12 allowed
  • No one with flu-like symptoms allowed to visit