Emergency Preparedness

March 01, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health, Bureau of Emergency Preparedness is inviting qualified proposers to submits proposals for mass fatality services needed in the event of a catastrophic disaster where body collection and related services are required.
February 26, 2018
Baton Rouge - Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency in several parishes across Louisiana as a result of severe weather and flooding. The emergency declaration is for Avoyelles, Beauregard, Bossier, Caddo, Grant, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Rapides Parishes.
November 06, 2017
After a disaster, people with disabilities need special assistance during their stay in emergency shelters. These resources provide guidance for care during emergency situations.
October 12, 2017
The Louisiana Department of Health will reopen New Orleans-area oyster growing waters, Areas 1-13, effective 30 minutes before sunrise on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. The areas had previously been closed as a precaution due to adverse weather conditions from Tropical System Nate.
October 06, 2017
The Louisiana Department of Health will close New Orleans-area molluscan shellfish growing waters, Areas 1-13, effective at sunset on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. This is a precautionary closure due to the adverse weather conditions from Tropical System Nate.
September 05, 2017
The Louisiana Department of Health has provided these vaccine recommendations to health care providers throughout Louisiana.
September 03, 2017
Hurricane Harvey Provider Assistance - Informational Bulletin
August 30, 2017
The Louisiana Department of Health will reopen all molluscan shellfish growing waters, Areas 1-28, effective 30 minutes before sunrise on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. The areas had previously been closed as a precaution due to adverse weather conditions from Tropical Storm Harvey.
August 29, 2017
The Louisiana Department of Health will close all molluscan shellfish growing waters, Areas 1-28, effective at sunset on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. This is a precautionary closure due to the adverse weather conditions from Tropical Storm Harvey.
April 04, 2017
The Louisiana Department of Health is providing the guidance below for individuals who are now cleaning up their property following recent severe weather that caused flash flooding, fallen trees and power outages.