COVID-19 Louisiana

COVID-19 Louisiana

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  “LSUS Vaccination Day”.  This event will be open to the public so please encourage friends, family, neighbors to come to the UC between 10 and 2 on Tuesday, April 20.  Free munchies on site and LSU employees and staff can use their vaccination card to receive a free beverage of choice at Stacks Coffeshop in Noel Library.  Hope to see you there!!!

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CORONAVIRUS VACCINES IN LOUISIANA— More than a million people in Louisiana have completed their coronavirus vaccine series. That's about 22% of the state’s population. The latest health department data was released Thursday. Officials hailed the benchmark.  But that vaccination rate remains far below the threshold  scientists say is needed to stop the uncontrolled spread of the COVID-19 disease caused by the coronavirus. Louisiana has launched a broad statewide effort to try to overcome vaccine reluctance.

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 LA VACCINE HOTLINE— More than 1,000 people have called Louisiana’s coronavirus vaccine hotline since it launched a week ago, and one-third of those callers have signed up for vaccination appointments.  That's according to state health department data released Wednesday. Louisiana launched the hotline last week to help people schedule appointments and to connect those reluctant about getting the shot to medical professionals who can answer questions. It’s part of a broader statewide effort to try to overcome vaccine reluctance.

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 LA COVID-19 VACCINE HOTLINE - Louisiana Department of Health goes live with a COVID-19 vaccine hotline as part of the Bring Back Louisiana campaign.

The hotline, at 1-855-453-0774, will help residents schedule vaccine appointments, find vaccine providers in their area and connect people with medical professionals who can answer vaccine-related questions.

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SUPERDOME UPGRADE COSTS  — Plans for $450 million in upgrades to New Orleans’ iconic Superdome have been disrupted because of financial troubles caused by the pandemic.  That's what the  operations director Evan Holmes with ASM Global that manages the Superdome  told state lawmakers during a budget hearing Wednesday.

"Obviously we got  pretty whacked when it came to Covid," Holmes said. "When you're in the business of sports and entertainment, you rely on what we call the opposite of social distancing of event activities."

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 ALL ADULTS ELIGIBLE - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is expanding COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all adults 16 and older beginning Monday.

Edwards announcement at Wednesday's press conference coincides with a large increase in Louisiana's allocation next week of the two-dose Moderna and Pfizer vaccines and the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Sixteen-year-olds are only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine.

Courtesy: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

      This website is designed to provide the latest information on who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and the locations where those vaccines are available.PLEASE make sure that you contact any vaccine location to schedule an APPOINTMENT, BEFORE you attempt to visit a particular location.

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FEDERAL DECLARATION SIGNED—  Louisiana Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards held a press conference yesterday to announce he received some good news from the White House as President Joe Biden approved  his  request  for a major disaster declaration due to the recent winter storm 

Courtesy: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

LA MASS VACCINATION— The Louisiana Department of Health has announced  the first Mass Vaccination Events using 17,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine this week.   The  state  is using nearly half its first shipments of the single-dose J & J vaccine at large walk-up and drive-thru immunization events at convention centers, sports stadiums and other community sites.   The largest of the events will be at the Brookshire Grocery Arena in Bossier City where 4,300 doses of the vaccine will be given on Saturday.                

  LA COVID-19 PHASE 3 GUIDELINES (March 2, 2021)  Following almost six weeks of improvements in Louisiana’s COVID case counts and a sustained decrease in COVID-related hospitalizations, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced today that Louisiana will move forward to Phase 3.  This will bring most COVID restrictions back to where they were last September. Louisiana’s statewide mask mandate, which has been in place since last July, will remain in place. The Governor’s new order will last for 28 days and will expire March 31, 2021.