LDH News

September 01, 2020
The Louisiana Department of Health has reopened molluscan shellfish growing waters, Areas 8-15 effective at sunrise Wednesday, September 2, 2020.
September 01, 2020
Magellan Health, Inc. today announced that it will open a free 24-hour crisis line for all individuals impacted by the aftermath of Hurricane Laura. The number to access confidential consultation services is 1-800-327-7451.
August 31, 2020
This week, COVID-19 testing will be available at the following locations, dates and times in the greater New Orleans and Baton Rouge regions. Also, a location will be available at the Lake Charles Civic Center.
August 31, 2020
A 49-year-old man in Rapides Parish died from blunt force trauma while cutting down a tree.
August 30, 2020
Louisiana Department of Health on Sunday verifies two additional deaths tied to Hurricane Laura, bringing the state's current death toll to 14.
August 28, 2020
The Louisiana Department of Health has reopened molluscan shellfish growing waters Areas 1-7 effective at sunrise on Saturday, August 29, 2020.
August 28, 2020
Information on relief available to licensed home- and community-based service providers (HBCSP) affected by Hurricane Laura.
August 25, 2020
As of today, LDH has updated the methodology used to assign cases and tests to the best known locations. This new methodology allows us to account for patients who have been tested more than once and may have moved at some point during this public health emergency.
August 23, 2020
The Louisiana Department of Health will close oyster beds in areas 1-28 beginning at sunset on Sunday, August 23, 2020, due to the potential of poor water quality because of tropical systems Marco and Laura.
August 22, 2020
The Louisiana Department of Health came to an agreement with the owners of Peking Buffet, located at 1300 North Vienna Street in Ruston, which will allow the restaurant to reopen following its closure due to excessive non-compliance with Gov. John Bel Edwards' COVID-19 mitigation efforts.