Covid-19 News

February 12, 2021
All sites will be closed on Monday and Tuesday in anticipation of severe winter weather. Testing will resume as scheduled on Wednesday.
February 10, 2021
To authorize certain medical professionals to administer the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines by protocol in lieu of a patient-specific order from a physician or prescribing practitioner.
February 08, 2021
These providers - including 112 chain pharmacies, 127 independent pharmacies, 52 hospitals, 15 community health centers (including 13 federally qualified health centers, or FQHCs), 6 rural health clinics (RHCs), 28 public health providers and 38 other healthcare sites - represent all nine public health regions and 64 parishes of the state.
February 05, 2021
The more contagious U.K. variant of COVID-19 has been identified in Louisiana, and all Louisianans need to take precautions to protect themselves and their loved ones. Avoid gatherings of individuals not part of your households, work from home remotely when possible, wear a mask, practice social distancing and good hand hygiene, and stay home if sick. If you have been exposed or have symptoms of COVID-19, get tested.
February 04, 2021
Some Unified Command Group members, state COVID emergency response personnel, local emergency response personnel, law enforcement, first responders and elections workers for the upcoming March and April elections will also be eligible.
February 04, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) has confirmed 2 additional cases of the COVID-19 variant, SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7, in Southwest Louisiana. This brings the state's total number of confirmed cases of the B.1.1.7 variant to 5 -- 2 identified in Region 1 (Greater New Orleans) and 3 identified in Region 5 (Southwest Louisiana).
February 04, 2021
Should one or more of Louisiana's parishes/regions become overwhelmed with the number of human remains that require temporary refrigerated storage, Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) and other state agencies may have to establish a temporary storage site(s). Contractor will be required to provide personnel and equipment to retrieve /return bodies from hospitals, coroners' offices or other sites that are designated by LDH.
February 03, 2021
The Office of Public Health Region 2 will hold a community COVID vaccination clinic on Thursday, February 4 at the Southern University F.G. Clark Activity Center, 801 Harding Blvd., Baton Rouge 70807. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and appointments are required to receive a vaccination.
February 03, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Health today confirms the state will join the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, an effort to increase very limited supply to states and make vaccines more accessible. Nationwide, the program expands the number of pharmacies that will administer vaccines.
February 01, 2021
These providers - including 143 chain pharmacies, 118 independent pharmacies, 55 hospitals, 28 community health centers (including 23 federally qualified health centers, or FQHCs), 7 rural health clinics (RHCs) and an additional 55 healthcare sites - represent all nine public health regions and 64 parishes of the state.