Emergency Preparedness

September 14, 2020
Considering the substantial impacts and effects of multiple tropical storms/hurricanes on the residents of Louisiana, and the need to coordinate care, services, treatment, and placement for evacuees, Louisiana will allow for the following current relief to ICF/DDs:
September 14, 2020
The toll-free line is 888-599-1073 and is staffed during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. The hotline is provided in partnership by the Louisiana Department of Health and the Louisiana Cancer Prevention & Control Programs (LCP).
September 12, 2020
Gov. John Bel Edwards on Saturday declared a State of Emergency in advance of Tropical Storm Sally, which is forecast to strengthen to a hurricane that could impact Louisiana as early as Monday morning. Already, the National Weather Service has issued hurricane and tropical storm watches for areas of Southeast Louisiana.
September 11, 2020
Mobile testing for COVID-19 and vaccines for tetanus, hepatitis A and hepatitis B will be available to Hurricane Laura evacuees from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, September 14 through Friday, September 18 at the Calcasieu Parish Health Unit, 3236 Kirkman St., Lake Charles.
September 11, 2020
Mobile testing for COVID-19 and vaccines for tetanus, hepatitis A and hepatitis B will be available to Hurricane Laura evacuees in Lafayette from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Lafayette Parish Health Unit.
September 11, 2020
Kelly Smith spends her days working as a transition coordinator with the Office of Behavioral Health. In her off hours, she is a maestro of masks. Since March, she has sewn and donated nearly 4,700 handmade cloth masks to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
September 09, 2020
A 58-year-old female in Rapides Parish died of a heat-related illness while inside a trailer with no electricity or air conditioning. The coroner has confirmed this death is storm related.
September 09, 2020
Mobile testing for COVID-19 and vaccines for tetanus, hepatitis A and hepatitis B will be available to Hurricane Laura evacuees in Lafayette from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, September 11 at the Lafayette Parish Health Unit, 220 Willow St. in Lafayette.
September 08, 2020
A 45-year-old male in Calcasieu Parish died of smoke inhalation and thermal burns in a house fire caused by using a candle or lantern for lighting. The coroner has confirmed this death is storm related.
September 08, 2020
Mobile testing for COVID-19 and vaccines for tetanus, hepatitis A and hepatitis B will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on select days this week at five southwestern Louisiana sites.
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