As of today, there are 837 reported cases in the state.

Stay at Home. Governor Edwards issued a Stay at Home Order to further combat the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana. The order directs all Louisiana residents to shelter at home and limit movements outside of their homes beyond essential needs. A copy of the order, a list of Frequently Asked Questions, and an Essential Employee Information Sheet are attached to this email. Further information is available here.

Re-Entry NOT Required. Governor Edwards stressed during his press conference today that commerce will continue to flow and needs to continue to flow into Louisiana during this epidemic. Parish boundaries and state borders will not be closed and re-entry permitting will not be required.

PPE Donations. Companies, private organizations and individuals that may have personal protective equipment (N95 masks, face shields, FDA-approved gowns, etc) are asked to donate to assist our medical community as we face a nationwide shortage.

Be safe, stay home if you can, and thank you.

Chris J. DeGuelle
LABEOC Director
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