Covid-19 News

January 15, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Health confirmed the state will receive 29,250 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and 28,900 doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine over the course of next week.
January 12, 2021
Gov. John Bel Edwards extended his modified Phase 2 order, keeping COVID mitigation measures in place for another 28 days, and strongly recommended that all businesses in Louisiana move to remote work for as many employees as possible, as COVID cases and hospitalizations surge in Louisiana. The Governor's statewide mask mandate also stays in place.
January 11, 2021
This week, 209 vaccine providers across the state will receive very limited doses of COVID vaccine.
January 05, 2021
Reminder: LDH cannot make appointments at participating pharmacies for eligible residents. LDH has published the list of participating pharmacies, along with their locations and contact information, on its website. Eligible residents must contact a participating pharmacy and make an appointment at the pharmacy.
January 04, 2021
Starting today, Louisiana will begin receiving the first very limited doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine that will be available at 107 pharmacies across the state.
January 01, 2021
Former State Health Officer Jimmy Guidry, M.D., retired from LDH on December 31, 2020. As newly-appointed State Health Officer, effective January 1, 2020, I hereby affirm that all COVID-related Emergency Orders issued by former State Health Officer Jimmy Guidry, M.D. that were still in effect on December 31, 2020 remain in effect, subject to any expiration dates or terms set forth therein.
December 31, 2020
Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be available to pharmacies statewide in limited supply beginning January 4 to be administered to people 70 and older and additional health care workers.
December 30, 2020
As Louisiana heads into the New Year, the best way to show your loved ones you care is to reduce the likelihood that you spread COVID to them. Celebrate at home with your immediate household and continue to take precautions: practice social distancing, wear a mask and wash your hands. If you have been exposed or have symptoms of COVID-19, get tested.
December 29, 2020
The Louisiana Department of Health is entering into a new COVID testing partnership with Walgreens to allow up to 19 additional sites across the state to provide testing by appointment.