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In response to our current COVID-19 hospitalizations and case counts, we have implemented the following restricted visitor policy effective December 28, 2021. 

Please note that, for your safety and the safety of our patients, masking is strictly enforced for all employees, patients and guests and those unwilling to comply will be asked to leave – no exceptions. Masks must also be worn properly, ensuring that the nose and mouth are covered continuously.

Children under two years of age are excluded from masking requirements. Children visitors must be accompanied with an adult and always remain in the patient’s room. Visitors are to maintain social distancing at all times, including in waiting rooms, cafeterias and other shared areas.

This policy affects all employees and visitors regardless of vaccination status in accordance with the requirements set by the Louisiana Department of Health.

Non-COVID Patient Type

*Asymptomatic Visitors will have armband with date/sticker

Surgery Patients

  • One (1) visitor* at a time per patient who may or may not be able to wait in waiting areas due to social distancing limitations
  • Visitor should leave phone # to be contacted if waiting elsewhere
  • Minor patients will be allowed to have both parents/legal guardians accompany them

Inpatient Units

  • Two (2) visitors* per patient per dayOne (1) visitor* allowed to remain overnight

ED patients

  • One (1) visitor* at a time per patient who may or may not be able to wait in waiting areas due to social distancing limitations
  • Visitor should leave phone # to be contacted if waiting in car
  • Minor patients will be allowed to have both parents/legal guardians accompany them

Labor/ Delivery

  • Two (2) visitors* per patient per day, allowed to remain overnight
  • One certified midwife or doula may be present during labor

Mother/ Baby (Post-Partum)

  • Two (2) visitors* per day per patient, allowed to remain overnight

Pediatrics

  • Two (2) visitors* at a time per patient, allowed to remain overnight

NICU

  • Two (2) visitors* at a time per patient
  • No visitors are allowed during the following hours: 6-8 a.m., 10-11 a.m. and 6-8 p.m.

ICU

  • Two (2) visitors* at a time per patient allowed only during ICU visiting hours.
  • ICU visiting hours are 9-10 a.m., 1-2 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. only

Clinics/Outpatients/Urgent Care Centers/Lab/Diagnostics

  • One (1) visitor* at a time per patient who may or may not be able to wait in waiting areas due to social distancing limitations
 

COVID-19 Patients

  • One (1) visitor* at a time per patient allowed between 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • For COVID-positive patients in the ICU, two (2) visitors* will be allowed during ICU visiting hours only.
  • ICU visiting hours are 9-10 a.m., 1-2 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. only.
  • Visitors must remain in the patient’s room at all times, wearing appropriate PPE, which will be provided to you.
  • Exceptions will be made for end of life.