As you all aware, the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 has moved from an international virus to national and now local. As of March 14, 2020, New Mexico has 10 presumptive positive cases
(meaning they have tested positive in NM and are awaiting verification from the CDC).
All of those people either were exposed during travel or were in close contact with someone else who tested positive. At this time, none of the cases are in children or pregnant people in NM.
Dar a Luz is taking this virus very seriously as well as the recommendations of social distancing/isolation to keep our mothers and newborns safe. However, because of the nature of our work and the commitment to the safety of our clients and their families, we have come up with the following policies that will take effect immediately and will stay in effect until experts declare that the risk is mitigated. These policies may change as the situation of the pandemic shifts.
We understand that these are strict measures and they impact not only our clients but our staff and entire organization. Our goal is always to be proactive instead of reactive and we hope these measures that increase social distancing will keep our birth center free of COVID-19 and operating as close to usual as possible so that we can continue to offer safe out-of-hospital birth. Dar a Luz staff are healthy, organized, optimistic and ready to take action and make changes as needed. Please continue to check our website and social media (Facebook and Instagram) for updates on these policies.
Abigail Lanin Eaves, CNM - Executive Director
Phone numbers for clients include:
Tracy (front desk), extension 0
Registered nurse/triage line, extension 5
Midwife on call (established clients ONLY), extension 8
If you have further questions or concerns that have not been answered in this policy, you may call me directly using extension 2.