Public Health

June 02, 2020
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.
June 01, 2020
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.
June 01, 2020
Beginning this week, residents of Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jefferson Davis parishes will have more local options for COVID-19 testing.
May 29, 2020
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.
May 29, 2020
Emergency Preparedness Resource by LDH Bureau of Community Preparedness
May 27, 2020
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.
May 27, 2020
Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) is a condition where different body parts can become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes or gastrointestinal organs.
May 22, 2020
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.
May 21, 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.
May 14, 2020
The Louisiana Department of Health and the Louisiana Perinatal Quality Collaborative (LaPQC) have met their goal of reducing maternal morbidity among hemorrhage and severe hypertension connected to pregnancy by 20 percent, according to a new report.