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Ochsner Lafayette General has Implemented New COVID-19 Visitor Policy

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Ochsner Lafayette General has Implemented New COVID-19 Visitor Policy

Posted: Aug 13, 2021 9:47 AM
Updated: Aug 13, 2021 9:49 AM

LAFAYETTE, La. - In response to a rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations and case counts, Ochsner Lafayette General has implemented the following restricted visitor policy. It goes into into effect Friday, August 13.

The full policy can be found on Ochsner Lafayette General website at www.ochsnerlg.org/covid-19-visitor-policy.

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 be worn at all times and 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.

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