Bethesda North:


  • Main hospital doors are open, and people are screened by security in the lobby.
  • One visitor/support person.
    This visitor is NOT interchangeable for the duration of the stay (including postpartum). This visitor may leave, but will have have to go through re-entry in security. If this person leaves symptom free and returns displaying symptoms they will not be permitted re-entry.
  • No siblings. No Photographers.
  • Doulas are NOT exempt from this policy, and are welcome at the bedside of their clients only if they are the one support person.
    (Proof of certification required upon entry to the hospital).
  • Many hospitals are now reserving the right, based on PPE (personal protective equipment) supplies on a daily basis, that the birth partner may not be allowed in the operating room in case of a cesarean.