Covid-19 News

December 23, 2020
COVID-19 testing at all Louisiana Army National Guard (LANG) sites and parish health units will be paused on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
December 23, 2020
This RFI is issued for the purpose of gathering information from qualified hospitals in Louisiana that can demonstrate their ability to provide additional bed capacity for COVID patients and other public-health emergency (PHE) related surge medical needs over and beyond the capacity currently being staffed and operated by the hospitals, if additional medical and support staffing were supported from LDH.
December 22, 2020
The purpose of this solicitation is to seek a single contractor that can provide a comprehensive, independent, turn-key operation, inclusive of an Incident Management Team (IMT) managing all medical and non-medical components specifically related to medical treatment, and for Medical Staff teams to staff Statewide healthcare systems for a period of thirty (30) or more days, the duration of which shall be defined at the time of activation of the Medical Staff.
December 22, 2020
The Moderna Vaccine Call Center is available from 8am to 8pm EST, Monday through Friday and can be reached at 1-866-MODERNA (1-866-663-3762). They are available to support providers as they begin vaccinations and can assist in answering any Moderna Vaccine questions in real-time.
December 18, 2020
The best way to show your loved ones you care this holiday season is to reduce the likelihood that you spread COVID to them. Celebrate at home with your immediate household and continue to take precautions.
December 18, 2020
The Louisiana Army National Guard's COVID-19 testing site at the Calcasieu Parish Health Unit has moved to the Lake Charles Civic Center, 900 Lakeshore Drive. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday until further notice, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. December 23 and December 30.
December 07, 2020
Still, the shorter quarantine periods do come with a risk that a person may be infectious when he or she leaves quarantine, and should be carefully evaluated when weighing options.
November 25, 2020
COVID-19 testing sites operated by the Louisiana National Guard will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Normal hours will resume on Monday, December 1.
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.