University of Cincinnati Medical Center 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.
If a person needs to be seen or is showing symptoms of illness and it is an emergency they must enter through the ER, visitors showing symptoms when it is not an emergency will be sent home.
L&D patients showing a symptom, even if only a sniffle need to enter through the ER.
The Main Entrance is unlocked for healthy people to enter with security screening 5am - 7pm, after 7pm entry is made through the ER.
L&D floor is locked.
One visitor/support person (including postpartum) (hospital policy is that this person is the second parent, or "person who will wear the second bracelet") This visitor is NOT interchangeable for the duration of the stay (including postpartum).
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.