COVID-19 Resources for Maternal and Infant Health

The safety and well-being of the healthcare workers, patients, and communities of California hospitals is our top priority. We have aggregated the following resources about COVID-19 in maternal and infant health to help hospitals and healthcare workers respond to the situation as it unfolds.

The webinars and sample hospital resources shared on this website serve as examples of how individual hospitals in California are preparing their perinatal units to respond to COVID-19. We understand that each hospital is working with a different set of resources and constraints. Some of the recommendations presented may not be directly applicable to your hospital setting. Guidelines should be adapted to fit your local needs.

Last Updated: Oct 26, 2020 @ 11:40 am PDT


Important Updates for CA Hospitals

  • As of 8/7/20, the California Department of Public Health recommends that one support person be allowed to be present with labor and delivery patients. CDPH also recommends that a doula, if used, be permitted to be present if prior arrangements have been made with the hospital and the doula complies with hospital PPE and infection control guidelines. (CDPH AFL 20-38.4)
  • As of 8/7/20, the California Department of Public Health reaffirmed its earlier recommendation that NICU and PICU patients be allowed two designated support persons that may visit at the same time. (CDPH AFL 20-38.4)

CPQCC/ CMQCC Webinars

*Please Note: Due to the rapidly changing guidelines around COVID-19, older webinar recordings were taken down.


Sample Hospital Resources

The resources below were shared by individual hospitals as examples of their policies during COVID-19. They may not reflect the most up-to-date policies being used by these hospitals but are continually reviewed for accuracy and relevance.

Screening/Testing

Surgical

COVID+ or PUI General Care


Organizational Recommendations

Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Additional Resources


Caregiver Support Resources


Patient Resources


Key Data Sources for California

Data Registries


About Us

California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative and California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative are quality improvement organizations comprising over 90% of California’s maternity and neonatal intensive care units.

As this is a rapidly evolving public health situation, we encourage you to take into consideration the most recently available local health department and CDC guidance when developing your internal protocols. We have dated all of the links and organized them with the latest news first to support your information gathering. We will be updating this webpage frequently as new information becomes available. All the information on this website is published in good faith and for general information purposes only. From our website, you can visit other websites by following hyperlinks to external sites. While we strive to provide only quality links to useful and ethical websites, we have no control over the content of these sites.

For questions or comments about any of the resources shared on this page please email info@CAperinatalprograms.org.

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