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Baton Rouge General Loosens Visitation Restrictions

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BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) today announced changes to its visitation policy. Effective immediately, two visitors are now allowed per patient in most areas from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and one visitor is allowed to spend the night. The statewide mandate still requires masks at healthcare facilities, so all visitors and patients, in addition to our employees, must wear a mask inside all three hospital locations.

ICU visitation remains limited, but visitors may be allowed outside of regular hours in special circumstances after consultation with the care team. In BRG’s emergency departments, visitation is still limited to one per patient.

For more information and for up-to-date visitation guidelines, visit

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Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with over 600 licensed beds between three 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 is affiliated with several medical school programs, 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 @BRGeneral and Instagram @batonrougegeneral.