Public Health

March 22, 2022
Sites affected include Lafayette Parish Health Unit Clifton Chenier Complex and St. Martin Parish Health Unit.
March 14, 2022
Gov. Edwards: "I want to be clear that just because the proclamation is expiring doesn't mean COVID is over. If the circumstances call for it, I will not hesitate to declare another emergency."
March 10, 2022
The Louisiana Department of Health has launched its new COVID-19 Support Hotline, which merges the former contact tracing hotline and the COVID-19 vaccine hotline to provide the general public one convenient resource to get their COVID-19 and vaccine questions answered.
March 09, 2022
The Birth Ready Designation is a system that reinforces and ensures birthing facilities are implementing best practices to improve readiness for addressing the leading causes of maternal deaths.
March 04, 2022
The goal is to raise screening rates by 2 percentage points in 2022 as part of the Department's FY 2022 Business Plan, which has set prevention benchmarks in several areas.
February 22, 2022
Two of the children were under 5 years old. The third child was between 5 and 17 years old. The deaths took place in the past week.
February 21, 2022
LA WIC has issued guidance, available at, for WIC participants impacted by a recall of powdered infant formula following the FDA's advisory.
February 17, 2022
As Mardi Gras season gets into full swing, the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) is sharing guidance with the public on how to celebrate more safely.
February 17, 2022
Young children and developing fetuses are more sensitive to the toxic effects of mercury. Therefore, consumption advisories are issued at lower fish tissue concentrations for women of childbearing age and children under 7 years of age.
February 17, 2022
You can find other testing site locations and hours at or you can call 211 to find a site near you.