Covid-19

Free COVID-19 Vaccinations Loactions In Monroe

Jun 3, 2021
Downtown Monroe
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Walgreens is offering free COVID-19 vaccine shots to local communities.

Food and drinks will be provided to recipients.

June 8, 10-2 pm

Henrietta Johnson Community Center

2800 Burg Jones Lane

 

June 9, 10-2 pm

St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church

206 New Natchitoches Rd

 

Louisiana Ends Most COVID-19 Restrictions

May 26, 2021
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Following months of improvement in COVID-19 hospitalizations and with nearly three million vaccine doses administered, Gov. John Bel Edwards on Tuesday signed an updated public health emergency order that removes all remaining business capacity restrictions and the vast majority of masking requirements. This week, Louisiana hit its lowest level of COVID-19 hospitalizations since the very early days of the pandemic.

Indian COVID-19 Variant Found In North Louisiana

May 24, 2021

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) has confirmed the state’s first two identified cases of the SARS-CoV-2 virus known as the India B.1.617 variant.

The B.1.617 cases were detected in individuals in Region 7 (Northwest Louisiana), though the variant had already been circulating in neighboring states. Although these are the first reported cases of the B.1.617 variant in Louisiana, it is likely that there are additional undetected cases circulating.

The COVID-19 testing schedule for sites operated by the Louisiana Army National Guard (LANG) for the week of May 10-15 is listed below. No LANG-operated sites will be open in Region 3 (Houma-Thibodaux), Region 4 (Acadiana), Region 6 (Cenla), Region 7 (Northwest Louisiana) and Region 9 (North Shore). 

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) has confirmed the state’s first two identified cases of the SARS-CoV-2 virus known as the Brazil P.1 variant. 

The P.1 cases were detected in individuals in Regions 1 (Greater New Orleans area) and 5 (Southwest Louisiana). Neither individual reported a history of travel, and neither individual had received the COVID-19 vaccines. Although these are the first reported cases of the P.1 variant in Louisiana, it is likely that there are additional undetected cases circulating.

The Louisiana Department of Health will resume use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, following a decision late Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  

Gov. Edwards' 2021 Regular Session Remarks

Apr 12, 2021

I want to thank Father Paul Yi for the opening prayer, the Jaguar Battalion and Brittany Jackson – a music teacher at Sharon Hills Elementary for the anthem, and Rep. Barbara Freiberg for leading the pledge of allegiance.

Good evening. Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, members of the legislature, distinguished guests, and my fellow Louisianans:

Louisiana Department of Health / http://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/directory/detail/4859/catid/192

Baton Rouge, La. (April 12, 2021) — This week, 486 vaccine providers across the state will receive very limited doses of COVID vaccine. These providers include national and independent pharmacies, public health providers, clinics and physician offices, hospitals and others. The full breakdown is as follows:

Some restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana, including strict occupancy restrictions for bars and restaurants, will be eased this week following sustained improvements in COVID-19 hospitalizations and vaccinations, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday. Social distancing of six feet will still be required in businesses and Louisiana’s statewide mask mandate remains in place.

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Today, Louisiana officially surpassed 10,000 people who have died from COVID-19, just over a year from when the state recorded its first COVID-19 death. The Louisiana Department of Health confirmed 10,030 people have died in its Monday COVID-19 data update.

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