Public Health

July 17, 2020
In this Q & A blog series, our regional public health leaders will be answering the same questions, and together they will paint a statewide perspective of the COVID-19 pandemic and the response in their communities. Dr. Martha Whyte is the Regional Medical Director for Region 7, which includes the parishes of Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine and Webster.
July 13, 2020
The first 500 people who show up for testing Tuesday, July 14 at LSU's Alex Box Stadium's Geaux Get Tested site will receive a coupon for a McDonald's Value Meal. Valluzzo Companies, owner of more than 40 McDonald's locations in Baton Rouge, is offering the meal deal to help encourage people to get tested for COVID-19.
July 12, 2020
Throughout this week, mobile testing sites in southwest Louisiana have extended their hours and will be open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. from Monday, July 13 to Friday, July 17. These sites will also be using the laboratory eTrueNorth to conduct the tests and provide results.
July 11, 2020
Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced a mandatory mask requirement for Louisiana and ordered bars in the state closed to on-premises consumption, as the state experiences increasing spread of COVID-19. The Governor also limited indoor social gatherings like wedding receptions, class reunions and parties to 50 total people. With these additional restrictions, Louisiana remains in Phase Two of the Roadmap for a Resilient Louisiana.
July 10, 2020
These updated testing sites are for the region that includes Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jefferson Davis parishes.
July 08, 2020
As new tools and resources are available, we at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will share them with you in the form of a newsletter, such as this one. We hope you find this information useful in supporting your activities and as you communicate with others about the hepatitis A outbreaks.
July 06, 2020
"It's hard to even go into the grocery store without seeing people I know who have been impacted by COVID in some way. Everyone has had a different challenge, but COVID has challenged everyone in some different way," Dr. Cavanaugh writes about her region.
July 02, 2020
In this Q&A blog series, our regional public health leaders will be answering the same questions, and together they will paint a statewide perspective of the COVID-19 pandemic and the response in their communities. Dr. Lacey Cavanaugh is the Regional Medical Director for Region 5, which includes the parishes of Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jefferson Davis.
July 02, 2020
These updated testing sites are for the region that includes Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu and Jefferson Davis parishes.
July 02, 2020
This Emergency Order shall continue the previously issued Notice #2020-COVID-19-ALL-020, and shall remain in effect from 11:59 p.m. on July 5, 2020, until further notice from the State Health Officer.
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