Emergency Preparedness

July 27, 2020
After a disaster, people with disabilities need special assistance during their stay in emergency shelters. These resources provide guidance for care during emergency situations.
May 29, 2020
Emergency Preparedness Resource by LDH Bureau of Community Preparedness
March 12, 2020
The Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health (LDH/OPH), pursuant to the emergency rulemaking authority granted by R.S. 40:4(A)(13), hereby adopts the following Emergency Rule for the protection of public health. This Emergency Rule is promulgated specifically in accordance with R.S. 49:953(B) of the Administrative Procedure Act (R.S. 49:950, et seq .). The LDH/OPH expressly finds that an imminent peril to the public health, safety, or welfare requires adoption of this rule on an emergency basis.
March 06, 2020
While testing LDH's capability to provide vaccines or antiviral drugs to people around the state in the event of an emergency, health officials got creative in central Louisiana last fall with drive-thru flu shot clinics.
February 21, 2020
Dr. Frank Welch, medical director for emergency preparedness at the Louisiana Department of Health, directs and coordinates all aspects of infectious disease planning and response activities for Louisiana. We asked Dr. Welch about the planning and response to COVID-19 at a time when Dr. Welch’s team was also responding to five concurrent outbreaks of infectious diseases: seasonal flu, hepatitis A, mumps, norovirus and chicken pox.
January 27, 2020
Working with the Louisiana Department of Health and its Office of Public Health, leaders in Acadiana have demonstrated the ability to plan for, respond to and recover from hazards, disasters and health emergencies.
January 27, 2020
Working with the Louisiana Department of Health and its Office of Public Health, leaders in Monroe and throughout the area have demonstrated the ability to plan for, respond to and recover from hazards, disasters and health emergencies.
July 17, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health will close oyster beds in areas 23-28 beginning at sunrise Thursday, July 18, 2019, due to potential poor water quality because of Tropical Storm Barry.
July 16, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health advises that residents and those working with the public during and after Tropical Storm Barry consider vaccinations to protect against infectious diseases.
July 15, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health has reopened the New Orleans-area molluscan shellfish growing waters, Areas 1-22 effective at sunrise tomorrow, July 16, 2019.
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