COVID-19

The Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) is committed to supporting Louisiana residents as we work together in the face of an unprecedented public health disaster. 

LPHI has conducted two statewide surveys on COVID-19 to ask participants about their knowledge of COVID-19, how their behaviors have changed during the pandemic, vaccine willingness, how the pandemic has impacted them, the status of their physical and mental health, and more. The first survey was conducted in June 2020 and the second was conducted in February 2021. Additional information about the surveys, the full report, and overview documents can be found on the COVID-19 Survey page

With funding from Baptist Community Ministries, LPHI conducted an assessment to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Greater New Orleans behavioral health system (mental health and substance use services). LPHI surveyed and spoke with 154 behavioral health service providers and clients from Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, and Plaquemines parishes from August 3 to August 19, 2020. The full assessment can be found here

Current information on COVID-19 in Louisiana, including information on the risks, spread, prevention measures, and case counts, can be found on the Louisiana Department of Health website. A statewide list of testing sites can also be found hereCompiled below is information from trusted resources that can be used by the public, providers, and public health professionals.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, including a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, call your primary care provider. Do not go to the doctor without calling first. If you do not have a primary care provider, call the Louisiana Department of Health hotline at 1-855-523-2652. If you are severely ill and you think you need hospitalization, call 911 or go to an emergency room.

General Information and Resources

Additional Information from State Agencies

Information for Providers and Public Health Professionals

Grant Funding Opportunities in Louisiana