Our Lady of Lourdes changes visitor polices amid surge in COVID cases

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LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) Citing an increase in COVID-19 cases, beginning Sunday, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital will no longer allow multiple visitors per patient.

‘The safety of our patients and team members remains our highest priority,’ the hospital announced.

Starting at 8 p.m. Sunday, visits to non-COVID patients will be limited to one visitor/advocate (18 years or older) who may remain at the bedside throughout the hospital stay, the hospital announced.

Patients admitted with COVID-19 will be allowed one essential visitor/advocate for 1 hour per day.

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