This RFI is issued for the purpose of gathering information from marketing/PR firms, community organizations, photographers, videographers, artists/illustrators, storytellers, website design specialists, marketing/PR firms, and firms with canvassing and phone/text banking experience/expertise (including data analytics/targeting), and organizations/firms with experience/expertise in conducting rapid research especially in underserved communities to help the State (1) continue to raise awareness about COVID-19, its negative impacts and the everyday actions and residents should take to protect themselves and their loved ones, and (2) build awareness, knowledge and trust in the COVID-19 vaccines—particularly among those who have been underserved historically and affected the most by the coronavirus.
OPH Regional Medical Directors worked with community partners and the Louisiana National Guard (LANG) to organize events that start this week and go into next week - a mix of Mass Vaccination Events, large-scale community events, and targeted clinics for teachers who are now eligible.
Gov. John Bel Edwards announced today that Louisiana will move forward to Phase 3. This will bring most COVID restrictions back to where they were last September. Louisiana's statewide mask mandate, which has been in place since last July, will remain in place.
These providers include 181 chain pharmacies (including 115 Walmart/Sam's Club and 7 CVS from retail pharmacy program), 161 independent pharmacies, 61 hospitals, 50 public health providers, 28 urgent cares, 22 federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), 22 medical practices, 13 rural health clinics (RHCs) and 22 other healthcare providers.
State and local officials will mark the start of a community vaccination clinic in North Baton Rouge on Friday that will serve as a model of community collaboration to ensure vaccines reach underserved areas.