The Louisiana Department of Health and the Louisiana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (LA AAP) are offering parents support and guidance during the uncertain and unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic to keep their children healthy through routine vaccinations and wellness visits.
Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that following continued improvement in Louisiana’s COVID-19 outlook and a significant increase in testing capacity and contact tracing, Louisiana is ready to move to Phase 2 of the White House’s reopening strategy on June 5.
The Louisiana Department of Health has contracted with 11 partners as part of its comprehensive testing plan that will be submitted on May 30 to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which outlines how the state how and will increase testing across the state and especially in congregate settings where the risk of spread is high.
This Emergency Order shall be effective as of 12:01 a.m. on May 28, 2020 and shall remain in effect until further notice from the State Health Officer. This Emergency Order will supersede the previous Orders regarding the closure of Tanning Facilities, only as to the provisions affecting Tanning Facilities.
No area has been spared in the COVID-19 pandemic, and one of the most vulnerable populations is those with addiction. Louisiana rapidly jumped into problem-solving mode to ensure vital services continue to be provided to those with addiction.
May 25, 2020 - The Louisiana Department of Health has updated its website to reflect the latest number of COVID-19 positives and will continue to update its website at noon each day. LDH has resolved the server issue that impacted reporting on commercial lab data on May 23-24, and more than 95% of impacted labs have been pulled into today's reporting.
Beginning next week on Tuesday, residents of St. Tammany, Washington, Livingston, Tangipahoa and St. Helena parishes will have more local options for COVID-19 testing. In partnership with the Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Public Health and local parish governments, Louisiana National Guard will be operating mobile testing sites will make it more convenient for Northshore residents to get a test.
A new, counseling text line is now available to provide free, confidential, 24/7 support for people in crisis. All someone has to do is text REACHOUT (all caps together) to 741741 to connect to a trained crisis counselor who will help individuals de-escalate, identify coping strategies and who will use active listening techniques.