COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Information

* The first and best source of authoritative information on COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Coronavirus Website (www.coronavirus.gov), where visitors will find information on the virus itself, situation updates, and tailored information for audiences including communities, schools, and businesses, as well as others.*

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Questions about COVID-19 now being answered by Louisiana 211 statewide network.  Anyone looking for information about the COVID-19 outbreak can simply dial 211 or text the keyword LACOVID to 898-211 for the most current information about the outbreak as it becomes available.  More info...

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Facts and Symptoms: 

  • The CDC is responding to an outbreak of a respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China.
  • Symptoms are similar to the flu including fever, cough, and difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Most cases are mild and there is a low mortality rate. 
  • Click here for frequently asked questions. 
For more information on the virus visit the CDC Website or call the COVID19 General Information Line at 1-855-523-2652 (Available 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday through Friday). 
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treatment

* There is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus).*

  • People who think they may have been exposed to the virus should contact their healthcare provider immediately.
  • If you have trouble breathing, please call 9-1-1! 


Prevention

People can help protect themselves from this respiratory illness with everyday preventive actions. 

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 
  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water.
  • Use at least 60% alcohol based handsanitizer. 
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. 

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Resources for communities

Click the below icons for helpful tips to prepare your home, school, college, university, business, congregation, first responders, healthcare facility, and gatherings. 


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