COVID-19: Updates + Resources | 13,010 Cases, 477 deaths

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  • GOVERNOR EXTENDS STATEWIDE “STAY AT HOME ORDER” 
    • You may go to the grocery store (these will remain open)
    • You may go to the pharmacy (these will remain open)
    • You may go to restaurants for pick up take out or delivery
    • You may continue to visit family or friends for whom you are a caregiver
    • You can go outdoors, into nature and still walk or exercise, (6ft distance from others)
    • You may NOT go to work if you are a non essential worker
    • You may NOT visit hospitals or nursing facilities 
    • You may NOT visit family members or friends for fun and NOT because it’s necessary
  • 14,867 cases in Louisiana, 512 deaths reported, with 4 in St. Martin and 2 in Acadia Parish and 6 in Lafayette Parish, 4 in St. Landry Parish, 5 in Iberia Parish, 1 in Jeff Davis and 1 in Vermilion Parish. (April 6, 2020 – 12:10 PM)
  • 62 of 64 parishes report cases of COVID-19 (April 6, 2020 – 12:10 PM)
  • 1809 Patients in Hospitals, of which 563 are on ventilators
  • 260 Cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Lafayette Parish, 52 in St. Landry, 23 in Evangeline, 83 in Iberia, 79 in Acadia, 73 in St. Mary, 90 in St. Martin, 21 in Jeff Davis and 17 in Vermilion (April 6, 2020 – 12:10 AM)
  • Services that cannot be conducted with 6ft separation are now restricted.
  • State Department changed global travel advisory to 4 meaning do not travel.
  • Acadiana closures and event cancelations click HERE
  • List of states that are shutting down restaurants and dine ins – click HERE
  • Hospital screenings, approved visitors, visitation hours and operations – click HERE
  • Global Statistics, tracking global cases of COVID-19 – click HERE
Updated: March 21, 2020, 10:11AM

 

RESOURCES

  • To find out if your business may remain OPEN or if it should close – Click HERE
  • Free Mobile Screening: Call 311 (Talk to a medical professional, 24/7)
  • More Questions: Call Louisiana 211: dial 211 or text the keyword LACOVID to 898-211
  • Out of work? If you are out of work because of the Coronavirus, you might qualify for unemployment insurance. Visit www.louisianaworks.net/hire for more information.
  • If you are a business or employer whose business might be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, visit, EmployerServices@lwc.la.gov concerning unemployment insurance claims or questions about programs and assistance.

SYMPTOMS

  • runny nose
  • sore throat
  • cough
  • fever
  • difficulty breathing (severe cases)

PREVENTION

  • Clean hands frequently with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water
  • Cover nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with tissue or flexed elbow
  • Avoid close contact (1 metre or 3 feet) with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms

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