This Emergency Order shall continue all below previously
issued LDH Notices and Orders and shall remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. on May 15, 2020, but may be further extended by subsequent order of the State Health Officer.
Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced he will extend Louisiana's Stay at Home order until May 15 to continue to slow the spread of COVID-19. Louisiana does not currently meet the White House criteria for entering Phase One of reopening.
Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that he is making $500,000 from the Governor's COVID-19 Response Fund available to the Louisiana COVID-19 Health Equity Taskforce to examine the causes and possible solutions to the high rate of deaths from the coronavirus within Louisiana's African-American community and other impacted populations.
COVID-19 has forced everyone to adjust to a "new normal," making us change the way we interact with loved ones, friends and even co-workers, through physical distancing, staying at home and even self-isolation.
The Louisiana Department of Health on Wednesday has launched a pilot in Baton Rouge, in response to COVID-19 to help facilities with acute healthcare staffing shortages fill those vacancies with qualified candidates who are otherwise out of work.
Louisiana Emergency Response Network (LERN) leaders have
peer survey evidence of a decline of hospital activations for Stroke and STEMI patients that coincides with the onset of the COVID-19 crisis in Louisiana.