Covid-19 News

July 27, 2020
Throughout this week, mobile testing sites in southwest Louisiana have extended their hours and will be open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. from Monday, July 27 to Friday, July 31.
July 24, 2020
In this Q&A blog series, our regional public health leaders will be answering the same questions, and together they will paint a statewide perspective of the COVID-19 pandemic and the response in their communities. Jeff Toms is the Regional Administrator for Region 8, which includes the parishes of Caldwell, East Carroll, Franklin, Lincoln, Jackson, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Tensas, Union and West Carroll.
July 24, 2020
"Personally, I am seeing a decline in both the wearing of masks and in practicing social distancing. It seems there was a drop in following these public health recommendations as restrictions were eased and people began to go out in public," Toms writes of northeast Louisiana.
July 23, 2020
Today, as Louisiana surpassed 100,000 known COVID-19 cases, Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a renewal of the current proclamation extending Phase Two in the state, which includes the statewide mask mandate and additional restrictions, until August 7.
July 20, 2020
Throughout this week, mobile testing sites in southwest Louisiana will be open from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. from Monday, July 20 to Friday, July 24.
July 17, 2020
"In our region, it remains a challenge to really understand the current situation - that the virus is still around and it is still dangerous," Dr. Whyte writes about northwestern Louisiana. "How do we get people to act on this information and do the right thing when they are so anxious to get out of the house and resume their normal activities?"
July 17, 2020
In this Q & A blog series, our regional public health leaders will be answering the same questions, and together they will paint a statewide perspective of the COVID-19 pandemic and the response in their communities. Dr. Martha Whyte is the Regional Medical Director for Region 7, which includes the parishes of Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine and Webster.
July 13, 2020
The first 500 people who show up for testing Tuesday, July 14 at LSU's Alex Box Stadium's Geaux Get Tested site will receive a coupon for a McDonald's Value Meal. Valluzzo Companies, owner of more than 40 McDonald's locations in Baton Rouge, is offering the meal deal to help encourage people to get tested for COVID-19.
July 12, 2020
Throughout this week, mobile testing sites in southwest Louisiana have extended their hours and will be open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. from Monday, July 13 to Friday, July 17. These sites will also be using the laboratory eTrueNorth to conduct the tests and provide results.
July 11, 2020
Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced a mandatory mask requirement for Louisiana and ordered bars in the state closed to on-premises consumption, as the state experiences increasing spread of COVID-19. The Governor also limited indoor social gatherings like wedding receptions, class reunions and parties to 50 total people. With these additional restrictions, Louisiana remains in Phase Two of the Roadmap for a Resilient Louisiana.
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