Public Health

September 24, 2021
Effective immediately, booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are available to adults at increased risk, following new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
September 24, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Health is now operating 13 community-based monoclonal antibody therapy (mAb) treatment sites, including one in Baton Rouge, and is on track to open one additional site on Saturday.
September 24, 2021
Almost all properties that were damaged by Hurricane Ida and subject to rain water will have mold growth in wet or damp areas. Mold is a serious problem that occurs when water enters and stays within a structure.
September 24, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Health reopened oyster beds in areas 9 and 10 at sunrise today.
September 22, 2021
The child was between the ages of 12 and 17. No further information will be released on this death.
September 21, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Health will reopen oyster beds in areas 9 and 10 beginning at sunrise on Wednesday, September 22, 2021.
September 20, 2021
Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins and Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter announced a friendly competition to see which city's residents could achieve the highest increase in first dose vaccinations of a COVID-19 vaccine by Sunday, October 31, 2021.
September 17, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Health is now operating six federally supported monoclonal antibody therapy (mAb) treatment sites and is on track to open two additional sites through September 25.
September 17, 2021
This brings the total of pediatric deaths during this fourth surge to 6. In total, 15 children younger than 18 have died from COVID in Louisiana.
September 16, 2021
Affected water wells must be first disinfected then thoroughly flushed before a sample of water is collected for analysis by the Office of Public Health, which has set up a temporary laboratory in Berwick.
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