Emergency Preparedness

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.
July 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.
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.
February 14, 2017
The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to obtain competitive proposals from qualified Proposers who are interested in providing a broad array of consulting services.
January 26, 2017
There are many simple steps that you can take to protect yourself from infectious diseases. Protecting yourself is essential to keeping you and those around you healthy.
December 19, 2016
Throughout the course of the week, each home will receive an empty bottle and instructions to collect a water sample. Residents can choose to collect the sample on their own; can allow state personnel to collect the sample; or can choose not to participate in sampling.
December 16, 2016
Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a Public Health Emergency for the Town of St. Joseph in North Louisiana. Residents are advised to use an alternative source for drinking water. On Dec. 15, 2016 test results conducted by the Office of Public Health showed elevated levels of lead in two samples – a private residence and the Town Hall. Also, there were two other sites with elevated levels of copper – both were private residences. The Town of St. Joseph has experienced water problems for years due to the poorly maintained and deteriorating water distribution system. Frequent breaks in the water distribution system provide a potential health risk because of the drop in water pressure.