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Baton Rouge General Moves to No Visitor Policy

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BATON ROUGE, La. – In a continued effort to keep patients, staff and visitors safe, and to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus, Baton Rouge General has initiated a no visitor policy beginning today at noon.

Although no visitors are allowed to visit hospital patients at BRG, exceptions will be granted on a case-by-case basis. The exceptions include births and end-of-life care, among other circumstances. Anyone who is granted permission to visit will be screened prior to entering the facility. No visitors under the age of 18 will be allowed to visit hospital patients under any circumstances.

BRG will continue to screen all patients, visitors, physicians and staff before they enter the facility. If a visitor has a temperature over 99.9°, they will not be allowed to enter. If a patient has a temperature over 99.9°, they will be asked to wear a mask.

Because the situation is rapidly changing, BRG encourages patients and visitors to check our coronavirus visitor guidelines frequently. For other coronavirus updates and FAQs, click here.

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.