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Baton Rouge General Offering Guidance to Local Churches During COVID-19

BATON ROUGE, La. – With more churches opening their doors, it can be hard to navigate the proper precautions to take surrounding COVID-19. Baton Rouge General (BRG) is offering a Q&A session with a BRG Infectious Disease Specialist on Wednesday, July 1, as a virtual resource for pastors and church leaders. The session will help answer questions and advise on best practices for safer worship services.

BRG’s Infectious Disease Specialist Connie DeLeo will host this 45-minute Zoom call offering guidance on topics like:

  • Seating and entrances
  • Communion
  • Tithes and offerings
  • Sharing of materials (i.e. hymnals, newsletters, etc.)
  • Face mask advice

“We know there’s a lot of uncertainty right now with COVID-19 but many people still want to resume their normal routines,” said DeLeo. “We’ve spent the past few months tirelessly keeping our staff and patients safe, and now, we want to share some guidelines as a resource for the community.”

Up to 30 people can be on the call at a time, and interested parties can register for the free session at

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.