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COVID-19 Updates

Effective immediately, visitors will not be granted access if they do not have their own personal mask.

Area Specific Visitation Guidelines Effective 7/28/21

Please remember: Masks MUST be worn at all times.

Medical/Surgical Inpatient, Non-COVID

  • One designated visitor per patient per hospital stay for 1 hour per day
    • No exposure within 10 days to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility including in the patient room
    • No overnight visitors
    • May not travel throughout the building, must remain in the patient room
    • Exceptions made for end of life situations in collaboration with the care team
    • Realizing situations change, the designated visitor may change with the approval of the unit director/charge nurse

Medical/Surgical Inpatient, COVID

  • One designated visitor per patient per hospital stay for 1 hour per day
    • No exposure within 10 days to known COVID individuals (other than patient)
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness, not diagnosed with COVID-19 within the previous 10 days
    • Must wear a mask/face covering and other personal protective equipment as provided by nursing staff at all times while in the patient room
    • May not travel freely throughout the building, must remain in the patient room
    • No overnight visitors
    • Exceptions made for end of life situations in collaboration with the care team
    • Realizing situations change, the designated visitor may be changed with the approval of the unit director/charge nurse

Intensive Care Unit, Non-COVID

  • One designated visitor per patient per hospital stay for 1 hour per day
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility including in the patient room
    • May not travel freely throughout the building, must remain in the patient room/ICU waiting room
    • Must maintain 6 feet distance from others while in ICU waiting room
    • Exceptions made for end of life situations in collaboration with the care team
    • Realizing situations change, the designated visitor may be changed with the approval of the unit director/charge nurse
    • Designated visitor may visit from 8 am- 8 pm for 1 hour

Intensive Care Unit, COVID

  • One designated visitor per patient per hospital stay for 1 hour per day
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals (other than patient)
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness, no diagnosis of COVID19 within the previous 10 days
    • Must wear a mask/face covering and other personal protective equipment as provided by nursing staff at all times while in the patient room
    • May not travel freely throughout the building, must remain in the patient room
    • May not wait/stay in waiting room
    • Designated visitor may visit from 8 am- 8 pm for 1 hour
    • Exceptions made for end of life situations in collaboration with the care team
    • Realizing situations change, the designated visitor may be changed with the approval of the unit director/charge nurse

Pediatrics/Pediatric ICU

  • Pediatric patients are allowed two parent/legal guardian visitors.
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility including in the patient room
    • Must be in the facility by 8 pm if staying overnight
    • Request visitors limit re-entry into the facilities to no more than once per day
    • May not travel freely throughout the building, must remain in the patient room
    • Exceptions made for end of life situations in collaboration with the care team

Emergency Department

  • One designated visitor for all patients (COVID and non-COVID)
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals (other than patient)
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility including in the patient room
    • May not travel freely throughout the building, must remain in the patient room
    • If the patient cannot be “roomed” immediately upon arrival, the visitor must wait outside the ED and will be notified when to join the patient in the ED
    • Visitors may NOT stay in the ED waiting room
    • Exceptions made for end of life situations in collaboration with the care team

Surgery, Same Day Surgery, Cardiac Cath Lab, Radiology (x-ray)

  • No visitors unless required to provide personal care or communication for the patient
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility including in the patient room
    • May not travel freely throughout the building, must remain in the patient room
    • If a patient room is not immediately available, visitors are expected to maintain 6 feet distance from others in waiting areas or remain outside the facility until notified to enter

Laboratory

  • No visitors unless required to provide personal care or communication for the patient
  • Parent may accompany pediatric patients
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility
    • May not travel freely throughout the building

Pre-Assessment Testing Center

  • No visitors unless required to provide personal care or communication for the patient
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility
    • May not travel freely throughout the building
    • Parent may accompany pediatric patients

MMG & Moss Memorial Clinics, Physical Therapy, Infusion Clinics, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Radiation Oncology

  • No visitors unless required to provide personal care or communication with the team
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility
    • May not travel freely throughout the building

Archer Institute/Behavioral Health (10 Tower)

  • Increased access to phones for all patients
  • Visitation allowed in conjunction with a scheduled Family Session and limited to the participants required for the session
  • One designated visitor as prescribed by the attending psychiatrist
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times
    • May not travel freely throughout the building

Memorial for Women

OB Inpatient, Non-COVID

  • Two designated visitors per hospital stay
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility including in the patient room
    • May not travel freely throughout the building, must remain in the patient room
    • One visitor may stay overnight
    • Must be in the facility by 8 pm if staying overnight
    • May only leave and return once per day
    • No children under the age of 17

OB Inpatient, COVID

  • One designated visitor per patient per hospital stay/may stay overnight
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals (other than patient)
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering and other personal protective equipment as provided by nursing staff at all times while in the patient room
    • May not travel freely throughout the building, must remain in the patient room

NICU

  • Two parents/legal guardian/designated visitors
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility including in the patient room
    • Exceptions made for end of life situations in collaboration with the care team

Early Labor Evaluation (ELE)

  • One designated visitor for non-COVID patients
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility including in the patient room
    • May not travel freely throughout the building, must remain in the patient room
    • If the patient cannot be “roomed” immediately upon arrival, the visitor must wait outside the facility and will be notified when to join the patient in ELE
    • Visitors may NOT stay in the ELE waiting room
    • Visitors for patients known or suspected of COVID illness are not allowed in ELE

Women’s Surgery

  • One designated visitor
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility including in the patient room
    • May not travel freely throughout the building, must remain in the patient room
    • If a patient room is not immediately available, visitors are expected to maintain 6 feet distance from others in waiting areas or remain outside the facility until notified to enter

Women’s Outpatient: Lab and Radiology (excludes OB Ultrasound)

  • No visitors unless required to provide personal care or communication for the patient
  • Parent may accompany pediatric patients
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility
    • May not travel freely throughout the building, must stay in the patient room

OB Clinics

  • OB patients may bring one support person to their appointment under the following conditions:
    • Support person must bring and wear his/her own mask
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility
    • The patient and support person must wait in their vehicle until they are called in for their appointment if social distancing cannot be accommodated in the waiting room
    • Including ultrasound appointments
    • Exceptions may be made and will be up to the discretion of the office/physician

Restrictions in Place at Memorial Main Campus

Healthcare facilities are still under the mask and social distancing mandate regardless of vaccination status. Visitors will not be granted access if they do not have their own personal mask.

Patients needing to access admissions/appointments/procedures/MOB I office visits (at the front of the hospital) can enter through the main entrance lobby on Oak Park Boulevard between 5am – 6pm, Monday-Friday. Valet parking is available Monday - Friday. The main lobby entrance on Oak Park is open from 5am to 6pm Monday - Friday and closed on weekends. After hours and on weekends, patients may enter through emergency services on 2nd Avenue.

Patients with appointments who utilize the MOB I parking garage, may enter the building from the parking garage entrance on the first floor only for screening purposes. The second and third floor entrances are not accessible from the parking garage at this time. Patients with appointments/office visits in MOB II (at the rear of the hospital) can use that entrance for clinic visits, lab, infusions, and pharmacy. The hours for entrance: 6am – 5pm, Monday-Friday.

Vaccine Information

Everyone in Louisiana ages 12 and older is eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Check this link for more eligibility information.

Walk-In Clinic Information

Wednesdays & Fridays

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

No appointment necessary

1st floor of Atrium; designated parking in parking garage

Pfizer Vaccine

Bring insurance card and vaccination card for 2nd dose