Baton Rouge General makes mask-wearing optional for those who are fully vaccinated

Baton Rouge General changes mask policy.
Baton Rouge General changes mask policy.(
Published: Nov. 23, 2021 at 3:06 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Baton Rouge General Medical Center is changing its rules on wearing masks at its facilities.

The hospital will no longer require patients, staff, and visitors to wear face coverings as long as those people are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The Louisiana Department of Health released a statement on November 18 terminating the mask requirement at all health care facilities in the state.

“We did update our masking policy based on the LDH release and termination of face-covering/mask requirements for healthcare facilities,” said a spokeswoman for BRG. “Masks are no longer required in our facilities if you are fully vaccinated.”

“We did release and terminate the mandate but that does not mean we do not strongly recommend universal masking,” said a spokeswoman with LDH.

The number of COVID-19 patients statewide continues to go down. Hospitals in Louisiana reported 194 patients in their facilities on Tuesday, Nov. 23.

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