COVID-19 Visitor Policy

Updated Ochsner Health Visitor Policy: Sept. 26, 2022

Ochsner will resume routine visitation for COVID-19negative patients, including inpatients, outpatients, and procedural areas, in accordance with local campus procedures.

Patients who are positive for COVID-19 will be allowed no more than two visitors per day between the hours of 7am and 9pm.Visitors must remain in the patient’s room at all times, wearing appropriate PPE. There are special circumstances in which more than two visitors will be allowed, including:

·      Palliative/Comfort Care (which may include family meetings, palliative medicine consults, or comfort focused treatments)- Spouse/partner, children, parents and siblings may visit together between 7am and 9pm with sleep accommodation provided for only one support person overnight.

·      End of Life Care- Spouse/Partner, children, parents, siblings, and those closest to the family may visit together and be present 24/7.

**Skilled Nursing Facilities are excluded from this document and will follow LDH guidance. **