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In response to our current COVID-19 hospitalizations and case counts, we have implemented the following restricted visitor policy effective September 24, 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. Visitors must be at least 12 years of age 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

  • Two (2) visitors* 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

Inpatient Units

  • Two (2) visitors* at a time per patient
  • One (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

Labor/ Delivery/ Mother/ Baby

  • Two (2) visitors* at a time per patient
  • One (1) visitor* allowed to remain overnight
  • One certified midwife or doula may be present during labor

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 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • For COVID-positive patients in the ICU, one (1) visitor will be allowed from 5 p.m. - 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.