Covid-19 News

September 23, 2020
Due to inclement weather in southwest Louisiana this morning, the Region 5 Office of Public Health is canceling emergency vaccines at the Calcasieu Parish Health Unit today. COVID-19 testing will be delayed until noon.
September 18, 2020
This Emergency Order shall be effective immediately, beginning 5:00 p.m. on September 18, 2020, and shall remain in effect until further notice from the State Health Officer.
September 18, 2020
Louisiana will move to quickly implement new guidance from the federal government easing restrictions on visits to nursing homes during the COVID pandemic, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Friday.
September 11, 2020
Mobile testing for COVID-19 and vaccines for tetanus, hepatitis A and hepatitis B will be available to Hurricane Laura evacuees from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, September 14 through Friday, September 18 at the Calcasieu Parish Health Unit, 3236 Kirkman St., Lake Charles.
September 11, 2020
Mobile testing for COVID-19 and vaccines for tetanus, hepatitis A and hepatitis B will be available to Hurricane Laura evacuees in Lafayette from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Lafayette Parish Health Unit.
September 11, 2020
Kelly Smith spends her days working as a transition coordinator with the Office of Behavioral Health. In her off hours, she is a maestro of masks. Since March, she has sewn and donated nearly 4,700 handmade cloth masks to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
September 09, 2020
Mobile testing for COVID-19 and vaccines for tetanus, hepatitis A and hepatitis B will be available to Hurricane Laura evacuees in Lafayette from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, September 11 at the Lafayette Parish Health Unit, 220 Willow St. in Lafayette.
September 08, 2020
Mobile testing for COVID-19 and vaccines for tetanus, hepatitis A and hepatitis B will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on select days this week at five southwestern Louisiana sites.
September 04, 2020
High rates of community spread and restrictions on group sizes led the State to develop a unique emphasis on non-congregate (no group) sheltering.
September 02, 2020
EMERGENCY ORDER: Reporting and Data Sharing of known and suspected positive COVID-19 cases occurring in all public, private, and charter PK-12 schools.
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