The Louisiana Department of Health on Friday obtained a temporary restraining order against Peking Buffet, located at 1300 North Vienna Street in Ruston, following excessive non-compliance with Gov. John Bel Edwards’ emergency order aimed at mitigating the spread of COVID-19.
In this Q&A blog series, our regional public health leaders will be answering many of the same questions, and together they will paint a statewide perspective of the COVID-19 pandemic and their communities ’ response. Dr. Tina Stefanski is the regional medical director for Region 4, which includes the parishes of Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin and Vermilion.
"Changing behavior is hard. We have a very friendly, outgoing culture here in Acadiana. The idea of social distancing is very new for all of us, but it is such a critically important piece to slowing down transmission, flattening the curve and, ultimately, saving lives," Dr. Stefanski writes of Acadiana.
MIS-C is a serious health condition in young people less than 21 years of age where different body organs can become inflamed and fail. These include the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes or gastrointestinal organs.
Gov. John Bel Edwards announced today that he will extend his Phase Two order, including the statewide mask mandate, closure of bars to on-site consumption and crowd size limits of no more than 50 people for at least another 21 days.
In this Q&A blog series, our regional public health leaders will be answering the same questions, and together they will paint a statewide perspective of the COVID-19 pandemic and the response in their communities. Jeff Toms is the Regional Administrator for Region 8, which includes the parishes of Caldwell, East Carroll, Franklin, Lincoln, Jackson, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Tensas, Union and West Carroll.