August 12, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) is gathering information to review options to support the shortage of clinical staff in Louisiana hospitals. Through this RFI, LDH is seeking information from hospitals regarding their ability to provide inpatient hospital services, emergency room/department services, and hospital outpatient MAB infusion treatment if additional clinical staff were to be provided to the hospitals by LDH.
Gov. Edwards and the Louisiana Department of Health announce the fourth round of Shot At A Million winners
August 06, 2021
Congratulations to Coty Hemperley and Nevada Charity for getting vaccinated and being this week's winners.
Healthcare, Business Leaders Support Gov. Edwards' Mask Mandate to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 During Worst Surge Yet
August 02, 2021
Healthcare and business leaders from across Louisiana have spoken out in support of Gov. John Bel Edwards" mask mandate, which will help limit suffering and death as the state experiences its worst surge yet. Healthcare and business leaders from across Louisiana have spoken out in support of Gov. John Bel Edwards' mask mandate, which will help limit suffering and death as the state experiences its worst surge yet.
Gov. Edwards Temporarily Reinstates Louisiana's Statewide Mask Mandate as COVID Cases and Hospitalizations Threaten Hospitals' Ability to Serve Communities...
August 02, 2021
Gov. John Bel Edwards has temporarily reinstated Louisiana's statewide mask mandate indoors for all people age five and older as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise across Louisiana, threatening the ability of Louisiana's hospitals to deliver care during this fourth surge of COVID. Louisiana is currently in the worst surge of the COVID-19 pandemic so far in terms of case growth rate, percent positivity and hospitalizations.
Gov. Edwards and the Louisiana Dept. of Health Announce the Third Round of Shot At A Million Winners
July 30, 2021
Stephen Curry and Jacob Ardoin were selected in the drawing conducted by the Louisiana Lottery Corporation and overseen by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor on Wednesday, July 28, 2021.
Gov. Edwards Releases PSAs Promoting COVID-19 Vaccines with National Spelling Bee Champion Zaila Avant-garde
July 29, 2021
"As a Guinness Book World Record Holder and National Champion, Zaila knows a thing or two about winning, which is why I think we should listen to her when she gives us advice about how to win the fight against COVID," Gov. Edwards said. "Zaila has made all of Louisiana proud with her numerous accomplishments, but I'm most proud that she's using her voice to speak up and encourage young people to take the COVID vaccine."
July 27, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Health announces 6,797 new COVID-19 cases reported to the state since July 26, 2021 -- second highest single-day case count reported since January 6, 2021 (6,882 cases reported that day). Also today, 1,390 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Louisiana.
Gov. Edwards, LDH update COVID-19 guidance, recommending all Louisianans now wear masks indoors for the duration of Louisiana's fourth COVID surge
July 23, 2021
Today Gov. John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Department of Health issued updated guidance recommending that all people, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, wear masks indoors when at least six feet of distancing is not physically possible during the fourth surge of COVID-19.
July 23, 2021
Gov. John Bel Edwards is calling upon all Louisianans to take action to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the state by getting their vaccine if they have not yet done so or by helping their family, friends and neighbors get the shot.