COVID-19 Info

Up-to-date Info on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Governor Edwards has issued a number of orders designed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana.  They are:

Gov. Edwards Lifts Louisiana’s Mask Mandate Statewide, Except for K-12 Schools

Gov. Edwards Extends Louisiana's Statewide Indoor Mask Mandate for Another Month to Further Slow the Spread of COVID-19 Following the State's Worst Surge of the Pandemic

Healthcare, Business Leaders Support Gov. Edwards' Mask Mandate to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 During Worst Surge Yet

With New Tools to Fight the Spread of COVID-19, Governor Eases Some COVID-19 Mitigation Measures, Local Leaders and Businesses Now in Charge of Policies Requiring Masks in Louisiana

Gov. Edwards Eases Some COVID-19 Restrictions, Keeps Statewide Mask Mandate

Louisiana Will Move to Phase 3, Statewide Mask Mandate Will Continue

Gov. Edwards signs order keeping Modified Phase 2 restrictions, statewide mask mandate

Gov. Edwards Extends Louisiana’s Phase 2 COVID Mitigation Measures

Gov. Edwards Extends Modified Phase Two Order to Slow the Spread of COVID during Louisiana’s Third Surge

Gov. Edwards: Louisiana Steps Back to Phase 2 as COVID Cases and Hospitalizations Rise

Gov. Edwards Extends Phase 3 Mitigation Measures, Including the Statewide Mask Mandate, Until December 4

Gov. Edwards Officially Extends Phase Three Order

Gov. Edwards Outlines COVID-19 Restrictions as Louisiana Moves Cautiously into Phase 3 Until October 9

Gov. Edwards Signs Order Extending Phase Two and Other Restrictions in Louisiana Until September 11

Gov. Edwards Officially Extends Phase Two Order, Statewide Mask Mandate, Bar Closure to Continue to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana

Gov. Edwards Signs Orders Extending Phase Two and the Statewide Mask Mandate as Louisiana Surpasses 100,000 Known COVID-19 Cases

Gov. Edwards Issues Additional Phase Two Mitigation Measures

Gov. Edwards Issues Order Keeping Louisiana in Phase Two

Gov. Edwards Signs Order Moving Louisiana to Phase Two of Reopening on Friday

Gov. Edwards Signs Order Moving Louisiana to Phase One on May 15

Gov. Edwards: Louisiana will Move to Phase One Statewide on May 15, COVID-19 Stay at Home Order will be Lifted for Louisianans

Roadmap to Resilient Louisiana

Gov. John Bel Edwards extends Stay at Home Order until May 15th

Gov. John Bel Edwards is lifting many restrictions on nonemergency medical procedures beginning April 27, the first rollback of his stay-at-home order since the coronavirus crisis began

Private Sector PPE Exchange Network. The PPE Exchange is a simple to use Dashboard to connect private sector sellers with private sector buyers. The users enter their own information and update as needed. This dashboard is not for government contracting - it is designed for B2B only. You can join the Exchange Network here: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/ppeexchange

Resilient Louisiana Commission https://www.opportunitylouisiana.com/resilientlouisiana

Governor Edwards Creates Resilient Louisiana Commission

Businesses Seeking to Do Business with the State. Vendors and companies seeking to do business with the state during the COVID-19 response should use the LaPAC website. Bids on requirements are released daily to support on-going response and recovery efforts.

Governor Edwards announces new text alert system to provide timely COVID-19 updates

30 Days to Slow the Spread

April 2: Governor extends State at Home order to April 30th

March 26: First responder, law enforcement, retirees, administrative

March 22: Stay at home order

March 19: Education, health care, administrative

March 14: Restrictions on establishments, closures, legal deadlines

March 13: Transportation, health care, administrative

March 11: Original Declaration of Public Health Emergency, restrictions

US Coast Guard MSIB's related to COVID-19

COVID-19 – Mariner Credentials
Extension of Merchant Mariner Credential Endorsements, Medical Certificates and Course Approvals

Processing of Mariner Appeals During COVID -19 Pandemic

Guidance to Facilities

TSA Covid-19 Special Notices

Reporting Requirements for Illness or Death

Novel Coronavirus Update

Vessel Inspection, Exams and Documentation

Compliance with Federal Drug Testing Requirements

Identification of Essential Maritime Critical Infrastructure Workers

Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) – Reader Requirements; Delay of Effective Date

COVID-19 - Vessel and Facility Response Plans

COVID 19 – Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC®) Operations

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Mariner Training Providers

Criminals Exploiting COVID-19 Outbreak for Financial Gain through Procurement and Consumer Fraud

ESF-17 Cyber Risk Management

FBI Cyber Threat Warning—COVID Phishing


State of Louisiana Agency Links

Louisiana Economic Development Assistance

Business Info

SBA COVID-19 Guide:  https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources

Office of State Fire Marshall

Small Business Paycheck Protection Program

OSHA Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

Health Info 

CDC Guidance for Disinfecting:

• Reopening Guidance:

• Community Facilities:

• Healthcare Facilities:

CDC COVID-19:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

US Gov Coronavirus (COVID-19) Website:  https://www.coronavirus.gov/

La Dept of Health -  Map of cases by parish


TSA COVID-19 TWIC Exemption Notice

TWIC Exemption FAQ’s Notice

General Information Regarding TSA Enrollment Services

Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) – Reader Requirements; Delay of Effective Date

COVID 19 – Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC®) Operations

Travel Information

Louisiana State Police http://www.lsp.org/ 

Other Resources

Covid-19 Supplement for Planning Considerations: Evacuation and Shelter-in-Place

White House Guide to "Opening up America Again"

COVID-19: Simple Answers to Top Questions published by The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials guide book with in-depth answers to the top questions surrounding COVID-19 

U.S. Chamber


National Waterways Conference Gulf Ports Assoc of the Americas Louisiana Industrial Develpment Esecutives Assoc Ports Association of Louisiana Gulf Intracostal Canal Association Inland Rivers Ports and Terminals US Coast Guard Houma

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