December 31, 2021
Do not visit an emergency room simply to obtain a test if you have mild or no symptoms. Emergency rooms are for the seriously ill or people needing immediate medical attention.
December 30, 2021
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued an Emergency Use Authorization for Pfizer's Paxlovid (nirmatrelvir tablets and ritonavir tablets) - the first oral treatment for COVID-19.
December 29, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) estimates the proportion of Omicron cases in our state is 88.5% for the week ending December 25.
December 28, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) has set up two new drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites in Baton Rouge. Both antigen and PCR tests are available.
LDH: Federal allocations of monoclonal antibody treatments paused due to Omicron variant's resistance to monoclonal antibody therapies
December 23, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Health is pausing administration of monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatments at LDH-run mAb treatment sites in response to a federal decision to cease state allocations.
December 23, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) estimates the proportion of Omicron cases in our state is 84.6% for the week ending December 18.
As Omicron hits, Gov. Edwards extends Louisiana's Public Health Emergency, requires masking in most state offices
December 21, 2021
Gov. John Bel Edwards has extended Louisiana's Public Health Emergency order related to COVID-19, including a provision allowing all state government agencies to require mask wearing, given the fast-spreading Omicron variant, which is now the dominant strain in the United States and Louisiana.
December 20, 2021
In light of this rapidly evolving situation and because we know families are traveling and gathering over the next two weeks, LDH is sharing updated public health guidance so that families can celebrate safely.
December 17, 2021
COVID-19 testing at all Louisiana Army National Guard (LANG) sites and parish health units will be paused on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.