Coronavirus Updates

updated 3/14/22

 

Jefferson Parish is OPEN for visitors! Our attractions, restaurants, entertainment venues, and conference centers are working hard to ensure you experience a safe and fun visit to our destination. Our partners have taken the Clean & Safe Pledge to demonstrate their commitment to your well-being. In an effort to inform our visitors and residents, provided below is an update on closures and recommended precautions:  

Jefferson Parish residents receive regular updates following the Parish by texting JPALERT or JPNOTICIAS to 888-777. Visit COVID.JeffParish.net to stay updated on COVID-19 in Jefferson Parish, including available resources, weekly testing and vaccine sites, local dashboard, and more. 


COVID-19 TESTING SITES in Jefferson Parish
COVID-19 VACCINE SITES in Jefferson Parish

 

All COVID-19 vaccines are free and you do not need to provide identification or health insurance information to get vaccinated.

The CDC has approved booster shots for any adults 18 years and older and has waited at least 6 months after completing their two primary COVID-19 vaccination series. Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. For information on when it's best to receive your booster and what types are available, please CLICK HERE.

To find a vaccination site, schedule a homebound vaccination, or for local questions about the vaccines, please contact the Jefferson Parish COVID-19 Hotline at 504-518-4020

 


Louisiana Covid-19 Resources & Information

Gov. John Bel Edwards has lifted Louisiana’s statewide mask mandate in all settings except for K-12 schools. Face coverings are not required statewide in Louisiana, but there are still federal regulations requiring them in health care settings and on transit. In addition, local governments, school districts, and businesses may choose to require masks as they see fit, based on the level of COVID in their communities.

CDC guidance still says everyone 2 years of age or older who is not fully vaccinated should wear a mask in indoor public places. People who have a health condition or are taking medications that weaken their immune system may not be fully protected even if they are fully vaccinated. They should continue to take all precautions recommended for unvaccinated people, including wearing a well-fitted mask until advised otherwise by their healthcare provider.

Louisiana citizens looking for information about COVID-19 can dial 211 or text the keyword LACOVID to 898-211 for current information about the outbreak. In addition to being able to call Louisiana 211 and to sign up for text messaging, residents can get answers to the most-asked questions by concerned citizens at www.la211help.org.

Louisiana Covid-19 Cases and Dashboard


Information from the CDC

COVID-19 Exposure Guidelines (updated 12/29/21)

If You Test Positive for COVID-19 (everyone, regardless of vaccination status)

  • Stay home for 5 days.
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house.
  • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
  • If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.

If You Were Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 (Quarantine) & are one of the below...

Have been boosted OR completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months OR completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months

  • Wear a mask around others for 10 days.
  • Test on day 5, if possible.
  • If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home.

If You Were Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 (Quarantine) & are one of the below...

Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 6 months ago and are not boosted OR completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted OR are unvaccinated

  • Stay home for 5 days. After that continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
  • If you can’t quarantine you must wear a mask for 10 days.
  • Test on day 5 if possible.
  • If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home

Monoclonal Antibodies Treatment

Monoclonal antibodies (or mAb) have been authorized by the FDA to treat patients with mild to moderate COVID-19. The treatments are done by intravenous (IV) infusion in an outpatient setting and require a referral from the patients’ physician or clinic. Patients should coordinate with their respective physician or care provider before scheduling the treatment. A call center is available to answer questions and provide information related to monoclonal antibody therapeutic treatments at the following phone numbers: 1-877-332-6585 (English Language); 1-877-366-0310 (Spanish Language)



 

Louis Armstrong International Airport

MSY Travel Ready is a strategic and comprehensive plan that outlines the precautions the airport and its partners are taking to provide a safe and healthy travel journey. This plan is a coordinated effort to adapt airport facilities and operations based on CDC and other health expert recommendations to protect passengers and employees against the spread of COVID-19 and other germs during their time at the airport.

U.S. Travel Association

U.S. Travel is the national, non-profit organization representing and advocating for all components of the travel industry. Visit their official website here.

American Hotel & Lodging Association

The American Hotel & Lodging Association is an indispensable resource serving, supporting and advocating on behalf of the American hospitality industry. Hotels already follow strict guidelines and protocols designed to help prevent spread of diseases from the flu to less common illnesses, and AHLA will continue to monitor the latest developments tied to this virus issued by government and health officials. Read more here.

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