Public Health

January 19, 2022
Vaccine sites will operate during regular hours on Thursday and will close on Friday. Parish health units will continue to operate as normal on Friday.
January 18, 2022
The Louisiana Department of Health reported 29,125 new cases Tuesday since January 14, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 1,025,748.
January 18, 2022
Louisiana WIC participants who would like to access virtual infant feeding support through Pacify can contact their local WIC clinic or call 1-800-251-2229. All WIC participants are eligible.
January 10, 2022
Local, state and federal partners will host a series of free community events designed to inform residents of health plan options available through the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace. The events will be held in Gretna, Baton Rouge, New Roads, Lafayette and Lake Charles starting today.
January 06, 2022
LDH has reviewed the latest CDC recommendations and alerted all vaccine providers in the state that this guidance is effective immediately.
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 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.