Covid-19 Guidance Letter #2 to our Clients: Mask & Screening Update

Letter to our Clients
Update on Covid-19 Guidance 
Dear New Birth Company Client,
Our world has changed rapidly since March. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and State of Kansas updated Covid-19 guidance for Americans and Kansas Businesses. To protect our Moms, Babies, and Staff, we are supporting the following practices starting Monday, April 20, 2020.
Client & Guest Screening is mandatory. Mom may bring one guest (plus Baby) with her to prenatal, newborn and post-partum appointments. We are still allowing 2 support persons at Birth with screening. Mom and every guest must answer screening questions before entering the Clinic or Birth Center. If you answer “Yes” to any questions on fever, cough or confirmed exposure to Covid-19, call first before coming to your appointment or entering.  Screening is a vital step in protecting the Birth Center as a wellness facility.
Masks required for Clinic visits. Following CDC and State of Kansas recommendations, we are asking all Clients and guests to wear a fabric mask to your clinic visits. Mom does not need to wear a Mask at birth; her support persons do need to wear masks. Surgical and N-95 Masks are not recommended for Clients as they are in high demand for healthcare personnel. New Birth Company offers masks and headbands at Reception made with washable multi-ply moisture wicking fabric; available for a 5$ donation to Les Amis de Naissance, 501c3, “The Friends of Birth”. We will provide a fabric mask to any Mom who needs one.
You can check out this link: Kansas recommendations on making cloth masks.
Children under 12 stay at home. Thank you for rallying help to keep small children at home. This is working. This is an extraordinary time; please ask your Spouse, Partner, family and friends to do their part to support your healthy pregnancy.
Virtual Childbirth Classes and Virtual Mom’s Group We are bringing the spirit of the Community Room to your living room. All orientation, classes and support group are 100% virtual. RSVP for Orientation on our website. Sign up on EventBrite as normal for classes. We will send you a Google Hangout invite. Please encourage your partners, Pregnant and Post-Partum Moms to join our classes and groups. Now is the time for us to reach out to all Moms. We are not supposed to be alone when we are pregnant or have just birthed a baby. We need our families, friends and neighbors. You are not alone; please ask for help from all of us.
Thank you for supporting your Community Birth Center help you and our team stay healthy and strong.
Yours Truly,
Kayla Lawrance, CNM, DNP, Clinical Director               Kendra Wyatt, Co-Founder & Owner