Public Health

April 24, 2020
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.
April 24, 2020
The Louisiana Department of Health has updated its website to reflect the latest number of COVID-19 positives and will continue to update its website at noon each day.
April 23, 2020
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.
April 22, 2020
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.
April 22, 2020
The Louisiana Department of Health has updated its website to reflect the latest number of COVID-19 positives and will continue to update its website at noon each day. As of noon on April 22, the Department reports a total of 25,258 positive cases.
April 20, 2020
Today, the Louisiana Department of Health issued a revised order for medical and surgical procedures. This guidance is necessary during a public health emergency to preserve personal protective equipment, to properly utilize hospital staffing and to ensure adequate hospital bed capacity.
April 20, 2020
The Louisiana Department of Health has updated its website to reflect the latest number of COVID-19 positives and will continue to update its website at noon each day. As of noon on April 20, the Department reports a total of 24,523 positive cases.
April 17, 2020
The Louisiana Department of Health has updated its website to reflect the latest number of COVID-19 positives and will continue to update its website at noon each day. As of noon on April 17, the Department reported 586 additional cases, bringing the total to 23,118 positive cases.
April 16, 2020
Regional planning projections released by the Louisiana Department of Health show that while aggressive mitigation measures appear to be effectively flattening the COVID-19 curve, Louisiana could be grappling with the virus at least until the end of the year.
April 15, 2020
This Emergency Order shall be effective as of 11:59 p.m. on April 15, 2020, and shall extend through the declared public health emergency, unless otherwise modified, revoked, or suspended by subsequent order of the State Health Officer.
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