LDH News

January 05, 2021
Reminder: LDH cannot make appointments at participating pharmacies for eligible residents. LDH has published the list of participating pharmacies, along with their locations and contact information, on its website. Eligible residents must contact a participating pharmacy and make an appointment at the pharmacy.
January 04, 2021
Starting today, Louisiana will begin receiving the first very limited doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine that will be available at 107 pharmacies across the state.
January 01, 2021
Former State Health Officer Jimmy Guidry, M.D., retired from LDH on December 31, 2020. As newly-appointed State Health Officer, effective January 1, 2020, I hereby affirm that all COVID-related Emergency Orders issued by former State Health Officer Jimmy Guidry, M.D. that were still in effect on December 31, 2020 remain in effect, subject to any expiration dates or terms set forth therein.
December 31, 2020
Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be available to pharmacies statewide in limited supply beginning January 4 to be administered to people 70 and older and additional health care workers.
December 30, 2020
As Louisiana heads into the New Year, the best way to show your loved ones you care is to reduce the likelihood that you spread COVID to them. Celebrate at home with your immediate household and continue to take precautions: practice social distancing, wear a mask and wash your hands. If you have been exposed or have symptoms of COVID-19, get tested.
December 29, 2020
The Louisiana Department of Health is entering into a new COVID testing partnership with Walgreens to allow up to 19 additional sites across the state to provide testing by appointment.
December 28, 2020
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) is announcing leadership changes as 2020 draws toward a close.
December 23, 2020
COVID-19 testing at all Louisiana Army National Guard (LANG) sites and parish health units will be paused on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
December 23, 2020
This RFI is issued for the purpose of gathering information from qualified hospitals in Louisiana that can demonstrate their ability to provide additional bed capacity for COVID patients and other public-health emergency (PHE) related surge medical needs over and beyond the capacity currently being staffed and operated by the hospitals, if additional medical and support staffing were supported from LDH.
December 22, 2020
Gov. John Bel Edwards today extended his modified Phase Two order, including Louisiana's statewide mask mandate, to January 13, 2021, as hospitalizations have exceeded the level reached during the second surge in July.