TidalHealth updates visitation policy for Labor & Delivery units

DELMARVA – Starting today, February 21st, TidalHealth has changed the visitation policy for its Labor & Delivery and Mother/Baby Units only at its Salisbury and Seaford hospitals.

Two designated and banded visitors will be allowed in Labor & Delivery; these designated visitors will not be allowed to change during the patient’s stay. Doulas on the approved list are allowed in Labor & Delivery in addition to the two designated and banded visitors.

Once the patient and newborn move to the Mother/Baby unit, only one of the two designated visitors will be allowed to stay, and the other must leave. Once in Mother/Baby, the banded designation cannot change or be shared among visitors.

The current visitation policy in other areas of the hospitals is not changing. On entry, all visitors will be screened for fever and COVID-19 symptoms. Anyone who is feeling sick or feverish should stay home and will not be allowed to proceed to a patient floor if they are found to have a fever or symptoms. Visitors are not allowed to wait inside any TidalHealth lobby prior to visiting hours, which are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 7 days a week.

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