LDH News

August 14, 2021
Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s new recommendation, the Louisiana Department of Health is making third doses available for people whose immune systems are compromised moderately to severely and are fully vaccinated with an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.
August 13, 2021
Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Department of Health announced Shot For 100, a new vaccine incentive program that will give $100 to the first 75,000 college students who get their COVID-19 vaccine at participating institutions of higher education.
August 13, 2021
The $1,000,000 grand prize winner is Janet Mann who is 63 and a retired schoolteacher from Bossier City.
August 12, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) is gathering information to review options to support the shortage of clinical staff in Louisiana hospitals. Through this RFI, LDH is seeking information from hospitals regarding their ability to provide inpatient hospital services, emergency room/department services, and hospital outpatient MAB infusion treatment if additional clinical staff were to be provided to the hospitals by LDH.
August 06, 2021
Congratulations to Coty Hemperley and Nevada Charity for getting vaccinated and being this week's winners.
August 02, 2021
Healthcare and business leaders from across Louisiana have spoken out in support of Gov. John Bel Edwards" mask mandate, which will help limit suffering and death as the state experiences its worst surge yet. Healthcare and business leaders from across Louisiana have spoken out in support of Gov. John Bel Edwards' mask mandate, which will help limit suffering and death as the state experiences its worst surge yet.
August 02, 2021
Gov. John Bel Edwards has temporarily reinstated Louisiana's statewide mask mandate indoors for all people age five and older as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise across Louisiana, threatening the ability of Louisiana's hospitals to deliver care during this fourth surge of COVID. Louisiana is currently in the worst surge of the COVID-19 pandemic so far in terms of case growth rate, percent positivity and hospitalizations.
July 30, 2021
Stephen Curry and Jacob Ardoin were selected in the drawing conducted by the Louisiana Lottery Corporation and overseen by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor on Wednesday, July 28, 2021.
July 29, 2021
"As a Guinness Book World Record Holder and National Champion, Zaila knows a thing or two about winning, which is why I think we should listen to her when she gives us advice about how to win the fight against COVID," Gov. Edwards said. "Zaila has made all of Louisiana proud with her numerous accomplishments, but I'm most proud that she's using her voice to speak up and encourage young people to take the COVID vaccine."
July 28, 2021
State Health Officer Order - Universal masking at Healthcare Facilities
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