BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Ochsner Health has changed its mask policies due to a growing number of COVID-19 cases in the state.
The hospital says that employees, patients, and visitors must wear a mask in all common and patient care areas. Ochsner will still continue its routine visitation for COVID-19 negative patients.
Patients who are positive for COVID-19 have strict visitor requirements. They can only have two visitors per day between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. and their visitors have to stay in the patient’s room at all times while wearing a mask.
The hospital will ask visitors to leave if they refuse to wear a mask or don’t follow the masking guidelines.