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EJGH COVID-19 Phase II, Visitor’s Guidelines

The health and safety of our patients, visitors, team members and community remains our top priority. We realize that this can be a stressful time as you deal with having a loved one who is hospitalized with limited visitation. As we have moved into Phase 2 re-opening, our visitor guidelines have been updated as follows:

All Visitors Must:
• Wear masks at all times while on premises.
• Wear wristbands in all in-patient care or procedure areas above the first floor.
• Enter through an entry checkpoint where they will be assessed for COVID-19 before entering, (anyone demonstrating flu-like symptoms or has a fever of 100 degrees or greater may not enter).
• Be 18 years of age or older.
• Limit themselves to their loved one’s room, the gift shop, and the cafeteria/café/atrium area.

Those Visiting Hospitalized Patients:
• Must enter through the EJGH Front Main Entrance.
• Each patient is limited to one visitor between 10am-8pm. Once a visitor has presented that day, only THAT visitor will be permitted for that patient that day.
• Patients undergoing cancer care, infusion therapy, or invasive outpatient procedures may have one visitor.
• Patients in the Emergency Department may have one visitor.
• Behavioral Health and Skilled Nursing Unit Patients are currently not allowed visitors.
• Radiology, lab, mammography and other non-invasive patients are not allowed visitors.

Visitor Access in End-of-Life Circumstances:
• Two (2) visitors will be allowed.

Overnight Visitor’s Access:
• Patients admitted through the Emergency Department or Same-Day-Stay scheduled to have surgery that day may have one (1) overnight visitor.
• There will be no overnight visitation except as outlined above or in special circumstances involving language barriers or where a necessary caregiver is required.

Thank you for your cooperation as we all adapt to each phase of reopening.


Click HERE for a printable version of this map.


Yes, I have…

• Flu Symptoms
• Body Aches
• Fever
• GI Symptoms or Stomach Ache
• Headache
• Coughing
• Shortness of Breath
• Known contact with a person who has tested positive for, or is suspected of having COVID-19
• Recent loss of smell or taste

Thank you for your cooperation, our only goal is to keep you, our team and our entire community healthy.




Sí, tengo…

  • Síntomas de influenza

  • Dolores por todo el cuerpo

  • Fiebre

  • Síntomas gastrointestinales o dolor de estómago

  • Dolor de cabeza

  • Tos

  • Falta de aliento

  • Contacto conocido con una persona a quien le hayan diagnosticado o se sospecha que tenga COVID-19

  • Tuvo una perdida reciente de olfato o sabor

Gracias por su cooperación. Nuestra única meta es la de mantenerle a usted, a nuestro equipo y a nuestra comunidad entera saludables.

For the most accurate and up-to-date information, go to cdc.gov/coronavirus

The Coronavirus or Covid-19 began spreading in the Wuhan Province of China. Since then it has spread to other countries including Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea and the United States. Globally, more than 100,000 confirmed cases have been identified. The fatality rate for those diagnosed has fluctuated between 0.7% and 3.4% depending upon the location and the time of the diagnosis.

So far, there have been 100 cases in the United States in 13 states with 10 fatalities. As of March 6th, EJGH has not had any cases which qualified for CoVID-19 testing.

Risk Factors:

  • If you have travelled to an area that has had community spread of the virus
  • If you have had close contact with someone who was positive or may be positive for Covid-19
  • If you meet either of the other risk factors and you have developed symptoms


Fever – Cough – Shortness of Breath

What can you do to limit risk factors for yourself and others?

  • Avoid close contact with those who are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw that tissue away
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Clean & disinfect frequently touched surfaces
  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care
  • Wash your hands often with soap & water or alcohol bases sanitizer at least 20-seconds

What to do if you suspect you have Coronavirus?

  • Isolate yourself from other people and animals
  • Call your doctor or the hospital
  • Do NOT go to seek medical treatment without notifying them first
  • If you can, wear a mask when you do leave home seeking treatment

When you arrive for care:


  • try to stay a safe distance from that person and
  • tell them you believe you may have been infected with Coronavirus
  • You will be placed in an area away from other patients to allow screening right away


We are thrilled to announce that your Wellness Center will reopen on Monday May 25th. All memberships will resume at the time of your first visit. All memberships will be extended the exact number of days we have been closed. When you return to the facility please stop by our front desk to speak with a member service representative to assist you with your payment details.

While we were closed we completed numerous improvements to the facility, including repainting of the parking lines, renovation of the men’s shower area, ensured all equipment is in working order, and cleaned and re-striped our indoor walking track. In addition to all of these improvements we also updated our membership software. With the new installation of our software all members will be asked upon their initial visit to update their membership contract. This contract will include an annual enhancement fee of $25. The purpose of this fee is to build a capital fund to purchase equipment or otherwise enhance the facility, based on member feedback. East Jefferson General Hospital will match the capital raised by the Wellness Center annually to further improve the facility…(click here to read more)

Community Donating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Assisting in the Coronavirus Fight

Many in our community have reached out asking how they can create and donate masks and/or hospital gowns to EJGH. We are happy to accept your donation, sterilize the donated masks and/or hospital gowns and use them in appropriate settings.

In keeping with Parish and State “Distancing” guidelines, we ask that you pull up to the front circular entrance of the Hospital, call 504-503-6278, and let the caller know the color and make of your vehicle. You will remain in your car and a masked EJGH team member will come retrieve the masks and/or hospital gowns. Donations are being accepted Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Together, we will overcome this, and all crisis’.


Community Assistance Requested

EJGH is seeking volunteers and a space adequate for an assembly line to convert plastic material we have into Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Volunteers need only be able to follow a pattern. To volunteer your time or a space, email Beth Lacoste at blacoste@ejgh.org.

Thank you.


Many in our region have asked how to donate food to EJGH.

Please email us the details:

  • “What you wish to donate.”

  • “When you wish to have it delivered”, and we will work with you to ensure your donation is handled properly and safely.

Email us at fooddonations@ejgh.org or call us at 504-503-5467.


Thank you. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our community.

Dr. Waguespack on WWL-TV Talking about how Jesuit high school is contributing to our fight against the Coronavirus.

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