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Mother and Baby Visitor Guidelines

Modified Patient and Visitor Guidelines

For the safety of our patients, staff and community, Howard County General Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, is modifying our patient and visitor guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Labor and Delivery

 
Updated 7/7/21:
 
  • Up to two care partners may visit at the same time and are permitted for labor, delivery and duration of the birth parent’s hospital stay.
  • Up to four care partners may rotate during visiting hours. To prevent overcrowding in waiting areas, “care partner exchange” must occur outside the hospital.
  • One doula is permitted for labor and delivery.
  • One care partner OR one doula is allowed in the operating room during surgical delivery.

 

Maternal Child Unit (after delivery)

 
*  Our visitor guidelines have been modified due to the pandemic.  View latest
 
  • Fathers or designated companion may visit any time (provided they wear numbered/maternity issued baby bracelet as an identifier).
  • Grandparents, siblings and others may visit between 9 a.m.–9 p.m.(exceptions made only by charge nurse or manager)
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied/supervised at all times by an adult who is not the patient.
  • Visitors should be in good health and wear protective materials when necessary.

 

NICU

 

Our visitor guidelines have been modified due to the pandemic. Please consult with your care team.

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