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Baton Rouge General Scales Back Visitor Policy

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BATON ROUGE, La. – As COVID cases in our area continue to increase, Baton Rouge General is further restricting visitation throughout their hospitals and clinics. Beginning Saturday, July 25 at 6:00 a.m., non-COVID patients in hospitals and clinics will be allowed one visitor or guest. Visitors are still not allowed in COVID units, in emergency rooms or in the skilled nursing unit at the Mid City campus.

Visitors must:

  • Be 18 or older.
  • Wear a mask.
  • Stay home if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.

In non-COVID intensive care units, one visitor is allowed per day, with the following restrictions:

  • One visitor will be allowed to visit their loved one from 2 – 5 p.m.
  • On their first visit, an ICU staff member will meet the visitor and escort them to the patient room.

For the most up-to-date information on BRG’s visitor policy, visit

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with 588 licensed beds between two campuses. Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as an affiliate of Tulane University School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit, find us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.