Covid-19 News

November 24, 2020
The Governor's updated Phase 2 proclamation, which is slightly modified from the summer, takes effect on Wednesday, November 25. It calls for reducing occupancy at some businesses, decreasing gathering sizes, limiting indoor consumption at many bars and urges everyone in Louisiana to avoid gatherings with people outside of their everyday households.
November 20, 2020
Due to a processing error in the electronic lab reporting system, LDH will report a backlog of 2,538 COVID cases on 69,125 tests reported to the state.
November 20, 2020
Today, in a message shared with media outlets statewide, Gov. John Bel Edwards urged all Louisianans to take COVID-19 seriously this holiday season as Louisiana enters its third surge with increasing cases of coronavirus and hospitalizations.
November 16, 2020
This is a message from the Louisiana Department of Health Emergency Operations Center (LDH EOC) for the Louisiana Health Alert Network (LA HAN) recipients. This message is from Dr. Joseph Kanter, Interim Assistant Secretary of the Office of Public Health, regarding Visitation in Nursing Homes .
November 13, 2020
Antigen tests are now included in all relevant graphs and charts throughout the dashboard.
November 12, 2020
Beginning Monday, November 9, the Calcasieu Parish Health Unit is adjusting the times it offers mobile testing for COVID-19, flu shots and vaccines for hepatitis A, hepatitis B and tetanus. Hours will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday until further notice.
November 05, 2020
Louisiana will stay in Phase 3 and keep its current COVID-19 mitigation measures in place for another 28 days, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Thursday. The Governor's Phase 3 order was set to expire Friday, and he has extended it until Friday, December 4, 2020.
October 30, 2020
Mobile testing for COVID-19, flu shots and vaccines for hepatitis A, hepatitis B and tetanus are available from Monday through Friday until further notice at the Calcasieu Parish Health Unit, 3236 Kirkman St., Lake Charles. The site is closed during inclement weather and state holidays.
October 16, 2020
This letter provides an update to June 17, 2020 Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) guidance regarding SARS-CoV-2 PCR testing requirements at Nursing Facilities (NF) in Louisiana.
October 15, 2020
To aid in Hurricane Delta recovery, the southwestern Louisiana Office of Public Health has added two more COVID-19 mobile test sites to its schedule for next week. Testing will be available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, October 19 through Friday, October 23.