Published: Thu, April 02, 2020
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Dad Allegedly Lied About CCP Virus Symptoms to Visit Maternity Ward

Dad Allegedly Lied About CCP Virus Symptoms to Visit Maternity Ward

An expectant father in Rochester, New York lied to officials at Strong Memorial Hospital about his COVID-19 symptoms of that he would be allowed on the maternity floor to visit his pregnant wife according to an ABC7 report.

The unnamed man reportedly said he was healthy when he arrived at the maternity ward at Strong Memorial Hospital last week, before admitting he was feeling symptoms after the baby was born.

Per NBC News, the wife gave birth in an upstate ny hospital, Strong Memorial Hospital, and the unidentified man was by her side during delivery.

The hospital was relying on an honor system but is now checking the body temperatures of visitors upon arrival and every 12 hours afterward that the visitor remains there. "Now we're adding the temperature check".

The hospital warned staff members who came into contact with the couple about the situation and took necessary health precautions.

Before, if visitors said they weren't experiencing any symptoms and didn't meet any other criteria that could be an issue, they were allowed into the hospital.

The practice of banning visitors from labor and delivery rooms to prevent the spread of COVID-19 had been accelerated in some private hospitals in NY, the epicenter of the outbreak in the United States with more than 76,000 confirmed cases and 1,550 deaths as of early Wednesday.

One hospital staffer started showing symptoms and was asked to quarantine at home, but later tested negative for the coronavirus. Governor Cuomo would eventually intervene. An executive order was announced for issuance that would bar public and private hospitals throughout the state from keeping a woman from having a partner with her in the labor and delivery room.

"In no hospital in NY will a woman be forced to be alone when she gives birth", Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement before an executive order was issued. The first was if they were in good health.

All workers and visitors at its hospitals will wear protective masks in addition to patients displaying COVID-19 symptoms.

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