Emergency Preparedness

October 07, 2020
With Hurricane Delta projected to make landfall in Louisiana on Friday, the Region 5 Office of Public Health is suspending some services beginning Thursday, October 8 until further notice.
October 06, 2020
Gov. John Bel Edwards on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in advance of Hurricane Delta, which is forecast to make landfall in South Louisiana on Friday or Saturday.
September 23, 2020
Due to inclement weather in southwest Louisiana this morning, the Region 5 Office of Public Health is canceling emergency vaccines at the Calcasieu Parish Health Unit today. COVID-19 testing will be delayed until noon.
September 21, 2020
Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency in advance of Tropical Storm Beta, which could impact Louisiana in the coming days, allowing the state to assist local governments with their response needs.
September 14, 2020
Considering the substantial impacts and effects of multiple tropical storms/hurricanes on the residents of Louisiana, and the need to coordinate care, services, treatment, and placement for evacuees, Louisiana will allow for the following current relief to ICF/DDs:
September 14, 2020
The toll-free line is 888-599-1073 and is staffed during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. The hotline is provided in partnership by the Louisiana Department of Health and the Louisiana Cancer Prevention & Control Programs (LCP).
September 12, 2020
Gov. John Bel Edwards on Saturday declared a State of Emergency in advance of Tropical Storm Sally, which is forecast to strengthen to a hurricane that could impact Louisiana as early as Monday morning. Already, the National Weather Service has issued hurricane and tropical storm watches for areas of Southeast Louisiana.
September 11, 2020
Mobile testing for COVID-19 and vaccines for tetanus, hepatitis A and hepatitis B will be available to Hurricane Laura evacuees from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, September 14 through Friday, September 18 at the Calcasieu Parish Health Unit, 3236 Kirkman St., Lake Charles.
September 11, 2020
Mobile testing for COVID-19 and vaccines for tetanus, hepatitis A and hepatitis B will be available to Hurricane Laura evacuees in Lafayette from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Lafayette Parish Health Unit.
September 11, 2020
Kelly Smith spends her days working as a transition coordinator with the Office of Behavioral Health. In her off hours, she is a maestro of masks. Since March, she has sewn and donated nearly 4,700 handmade cloth masks to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
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