Oil Spill

May 23, 2010
Confirmed reports of oil further west along the Louisiana coast are forcing the immediate closure of more oyster harvest areas. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced today the closure of additional oyster harvesting bed areas west of the Mississippi, including areas 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22 and 23 as a precautionary response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf. These closures take effect immediately.
May 20, 2010
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced today the closure of oyster harvesting bed Area 13 as a precautionary response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf.
May 16, 2010
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced today the closure of oyster harvesting bed areas 19 and 21 as a precautionary response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf.
May 13, 2010
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced today the closure of oyster harvesting bed Area 17 as a precautionary response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf.
May 11, 2010
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced today the closure of oyster harvesting bed areas 8 and 9 as a precautionary response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf.
May 10, 2010
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced today the closure of oyster harvesting bed Area 13 as a precautionary response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf.
May 08, 2010
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced today the closure of oyster harvesting beds west of the Mississippi River as a precautionary response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
May 07, 2010
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has worked with the USDA to provide emergency food assistance for those affected by the BP oil spill through the WIC nutrition program.
May 05, 2010
The Louisiana departments of Health and Hospitals and Environmental Quality are urging residents as well as oil spill response workers and volunteers to take the proper steps to protect their health from possible exposure to chemical, physical and biological hazards caused by the BP disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
May 01, 2010
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is advising residents to avoid areas affected by the oil spill. The oil could cause adverse health effects in some individuals. Residents should follow the guidelines below.