Corona virus, pregnancy and work related issues.

Current data suggests that pregnant women do not appear to be at increased risk of severe disease from the COVID-19 virus compared to nonpregnant women of similar age. Data is very limited regarding possible transmission to the fetus.

Based on this information, current recommendations do not propose creating additional restrictions on pregnant health care personnel or other workers because of COVID-19 alone. Pregnant health care personnel should follow the usual CDC recommended precautions for risk assessment and infection control guidelines for health care personnel working with patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. Adherence to recommended infection prevention and control practices is an important part of protecting all health care personnel in health care settings.

However, as information on COVID-19 in pregnancy is very limited and emerging data may change our understanding of risks around pregnancy, facilities may want to consider limiting exposure of pregnant health care personnel to patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection, especially during higher-risk procedures (eg, aerosol-generating procedures), if feasible, based on staffing availability.