Covid-19 News

October 07, 2020
With Hurricane Delta projected to make landfall in Louisiana on Friday, the Region 5 Office of Public Health is suspending some services beginning Thursday, October 8 until further notice.
October 04, 2020
This Emergency Order shall be effective immediately, beginning at 7:00 a.m. Monday morning October 5, 2020, and shall remain in effect until further notice from the State Health Officer.
September 28, 2020
With many primary care offices in southwestern Louisiana still closed due to damage from Hurricane Laura, the Louisiana Department of Health is partnering with the LSU Family Medicine Residency Program of Lake Charles Memorial Hospital to offer basic services until most clinics can resume operations.
September 24, 2020
If you have not received your Economic Impact Payment (federal stimulus check), you are not alone. About 300,000 Louisianans have not received their stimulus checks.
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.
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