COVID-19: Physician Update

Pregnant patients

  • (UPDATED) Mother/Baby Contact Guidelines: Consistent with AAP recommendations, Woman’s has discontinued isolation of well babies born to COVID+ mothers. The Perinatal Executive Committee has also recommended discontinuation of COVID testing in asymptomatic OB patients. This change will be implemented Monday, August 3. Phone screenings will continue for patients scheduled for inductions or cesarean deliveries.
  • Diagnosis/high suspicion of COVID-19: Notify MFM 225-924-8924
  • Laboring patients with known previous/active COVID-19 infection (CDC): Transmission-based precautions may be discontinued when the following criteria are met: 

    1. At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, and
    2. Improvement in respiratory symptoms and, 
    3. At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
  • Secondary screening for previous +COVID test prior to delivery [pdf] »
  • ACOG: Outpatient Assmt/Mgmt Pregnant Women With  Suspected/Confirmed COVID-19 Algorithm [pdf] » 

COVID-19 Testing

Woman’s Hospital:

  • Assessment Center: M-F, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM, appointment only
  • Contact Woman’s Lab for assistance 225-924-8283
  • Step 1: Enter patient order through EMR or fax to 225-928-8859; include patient contact information.
  • Step 2: Woman’s scheduling will call your patient to book appointment.
  • Step 3: Results will be sent to physicians to communicate to patients.

Community Testing Site: Orders must be submitted using the LDH website. View full details »


  • Mask Usage Guidelines [pdf] » All healthcare/hospital employees must wear a mask while inside the facility.
  • Visitor Policy at Woman’s »
  • Managed Care COVID-19 Policies »
  • Screening Policy: 
    • Screening at main entrance, Assessment Center, POB and Cancer Pavilion.
    • Patients who screen positive will be provided a mask to wear inside the facility.
    • Support persons who screen positive will not be allowed to enter the facility.
    • Woman’s staff/physicians must self-monitor and cannot enter the facility with fever, shortness of breath or cough.