The Louisiana Department of Insurance is urging the public to beware of misinformation circulating on social media sites claiming that receiving a COVID-19 vaccination would result in the death benefit not being paid on existing life insurance policies.
A telephone hotline is now available to Louisiana residents in which they can call to schedule vaccine appointments, find vaccine providers in their area, and connect people with medical professionals about vaccine-related questions
The Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) and Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) are hosting a series of virtual community conversations called “All Things Covid-19 Vaccine — A Tele-Townhall for Sharing Information and Answers.”
Governor John Bel Edwards paid a visit to Lake Charles Thursday afternoon for a groundbreaking, but he also addressed the high volume of coronavirus cases in Southwest Louisiana and the low vaccination rate.
In recognizing the one-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic, CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana is hosting events to mark the significance of the last year and the ongoing battle against COVID-19.
Effective Friday, March 12 the Louisiana Department of Health is instructing all nursing and adult residential care facilities to follow the guidance issued this week by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) further relaxing visitation policies in congregate facilities.
Thousands of local seniors will be getting more protection from the coronavirus. Thursday, The Calcasieu Council on Aging hosted its first pop-up clinic aimed at protecting the most vulnerable from the virus.
Another inmate has died at Federal Prison facilities in Oakdale. The death is the first this year, though there were seven last year. Family members of inmates still fear not enough is being done to protect inmates.
The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury’s Human Service Department is launching an Emergency Rental Assistance program to help with housing and rental expenses after receiving 13 million dollars in federal funding for the program.