Mercy Fairfield Hospital COVID Visitor Restrictions

Currently, all local hospitals are allowing doulas.  However, many hospitals still have a limit (typically 2) on the number of people that may be in the delivery room   Contact your hospital for the most current information.

Mercy Hospital - Fairfield:


  • Main hospital doors are locked. Entry is made through the ER with security onsite for screening.
    One visitor/support person.
  • This visitor is NOT interchangeable for the duration of the stay (including postpartum)(hospital policy is that this person is the second parent, or "person who will wear the second bracelet").
  • The visitor can leave and return through the ER, re-enter may be lengthy with security. If this person leaves symptom free and returns displaying symptoms they will not be permitted re-entry.
  • No siblings.
  • No Photographers unless it is the one visitor that will be there for the duration of the stay.
  • 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 or training, if pre-certified, 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.