COVID-19 visitor's policy

After one year and nine months, on Monday, October, 11, Rapides Regional Medical Center is adjusting its visitation policy to revert to pre-COVID guidelines, with the exception of ICU and Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

ICU visitation will remain limited to two visits per day, from 10:00am – 11:00am and 8:30pm – 9:30pm. Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital will continue to allow two visitors per patient.

As a reminder, these COVID-related guidelines are still in place:

  • No visitors under age 15.
  • ICU waiting areas are closed.
  • COVID patients are not allowed visitors but virtual visits are possible.
  • Visitors will be required to provide and wear their own mask during their visit.
  • ER patients will be allowed two visitors as circumstances and room assignments allow.

At this time, all campus entrances will be open to the public. After 9:00pm, all RRMC visitors must enter through the ER entrance. Visitors to Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital can use the Scott Street entrance 24/7. The Surgery Waiting area is now open.

Circumstances may allow for specific exceptions to any visitation restrictions described on this webpage. Those circumstances include religious visitation as well as a designated support person for a patient with a disability to provide assistance with communication or other necessary components of the patient's treatment. All persons entering under an exception remain subject to appropriate infection control protocols.