SOGC Statement on Pregnant Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Original: November 19, 2020

Reaffirmed: February 15, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all Canadian jurisdictions, and community spread of the virus is now common. Physical distancing, hand hygiene and engineering controls remain the most effective measures for prevention of infection. All workers are strongly recommended to adhere to personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines to avoid infection, however PPE continues to be the lowest intervention on the hierarchy of controls. In particular, when working in healthcare, it is critical that safe donning and doffing of PPE is taught and practiced. This document is intended to provide prenatal care providers with guidance about additional considerations for the pregnant workforce. 

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada commits to reviewing the available literature on a regular basis and will alter recommendations if appropriate as the body of medical knowledge grows throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read the statement HERE