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Opelousas General Health System Updates Visitor Policy Due to COVID Case Increase

Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the Acadiana region, Opelousas General Health System will be adjusting the Visitor Policy.

Posted: Jul 23, 2021 8:34 AM

Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the Acadiana region, Opelousas General Health System will be adjusting the Visitor Policy.

Beginning July 23rd, 2021 at 12:00pm CST, visitors will be allowed in the following areas:

All overnight patients are allowed one essential visitor to stay overnight.

· Visitation Hours:

o General: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

o ICU: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

· Visitors under 18 years of age must be coordinated through the command center.

· Any visitor exiting the building outside of visitation hours will not be allowed to reenter until visitation hours are open.

· No visitors can enter the hospital outside of visiting hours unless they are with a patient admitted through ED.

· All visitors must be screened for COVID-19, be asymptomatic, and always wear a mask. Visitors refusing to wear a mask or wear the mask appropriately (per CDC guidelines) while within any building on an OGHS campus will be required to leave the building.

· Visitors must check in with our guest relations team upon entering the building.

· Visitors must wear a visitor bracelet provided by guest relations. ED is excluded.

· Visitors will be subject to screening upon reentering the building.

· Visitors are not allowed to swap during day. Exceptions must be approved through command center.

· Surgery visitors will be allowed to wait in the waiting rooms. Any visitors that begin exhibiting symptoms of respiratory infection will be asked to leave the campus.

· Labor and Delivery is allowed one visitor for duration of the stay and one additional visitor per day. A spouse or significant other is the visitor allowed for the duration of the stay.

· Essential visitors are persons required to be with the patient to complete the visit. A parent of a minor or a caregiver are examples of essential guests.

· Clergy will be allowed to visit with patients during this time.

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