COVID-19

The Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) is committed to supporting Louisiana residents as we work together in face of an unprecedented public health disaster. As we navigate the phases of reopening, Governor John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana State Fire Marshal have created OpenSafely.Org to help businesses navigate current requirements and restrictions. The site allows you to register your business and your registration allows you to receive updated communication, notifications, and helpful guidance via email from the State Fire Marshal’s Office specific to your business type.

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 here

Compiled below is information from trusted federal, state and local 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 and Local Agencies

Information for Providers and Public Health Professionals

Grant Funding Opportunities in Louisiana

Additional Information from the CDC