BRG scales back visitors, military personnel heading to Mid City campus once again

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Baton Rouge, La. (BRproud) – Nearly 115,000 square feet of Baton Rouge General’s Mid City location has been unoccupied since 2015 when their emergency room closed. The campus then transitioned to providing care to people with chronic conditions, behavioral health, elderly care and rehabilitation.

A group of sailors that were stationed in Baton Rouge to aid with the surge of Covid-19 positive cases were discharged in May. The 104 Navy medical professionals from Florida, including doctors, nurses and Corpsmen, worked alongside BRG staff since mid-April as part of the state’s response to COVID-19.

Following that, the emergency room at BRG’s Mid City campus officially opened to the public in June.

With the continuing surge of Covid-19 positive cases in the Baton Rouge area, Baton Rouge General is once again taking steps to help the community.

Beginning tomorrow 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-19 units, in emergency rooms or in the skilled nursing unit at the Mid City campus. Visitors must be 18 years of age or older, wear a mask, stay home if they are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19, and one visitor is allowed per day from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

BRG is also requesting military assistance once again with a 35-person military strike team coming in tomorrow to the Mid City location.

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

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