Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The best source of information as things continue to develop will be the CDC and your local health department (http://ldh.la.gov).

Our physicians are working closely with state officials to ensure that we are providing up-to-date information, and a safe environment for visits. Although the state is taking steps to reopen, it is still crucial to continue taking measures to protect yourself and those around you.

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Face Masks

 

Do's & Don'ts

 To best protect yourself and others, remember "Time, Space, and Face"

Time - keep personal encounters under 15 minutes

Space-          maintain a safe social distance, 6 ft. or more, in public & around people outside of your household

Face- wear a face mask or face covering outside of your home 

The best ways to prevent the spread of the virus is to be diligent about basic hygiene. Read different techniques below, and click on them for more information.

  • Remember to wash your hands regularly!

    • Here are some helpful tips...

  • Practice social distancing!

    • What is social distancing?

  • Wear a face mask to cover your mouth and nose!

    • Why is wearing a mask so important?

We advise that people in the highest risk categories take extra precautions to protect themselves. 

  • Spend about 20-30 seconds rubbing your hands with soap (a helpful hint is to sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice), before rinsing.

  • If soap and water are not readily available, use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol. Be sure to cover all areas of your hands, and rub until they feel dry. ​

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms' length) from other people.

  • Do not to gather in groups, avoid crowded places, avoid mass gatherings.

  • keep personal encounters under 15 minutes

  • Face masks foster good hygiene, catch contagious droplets spread by talking and coughing, and help to discourage touching your face.

  • The cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.

  • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

  • Do NOT use a face mask meant for a health care worker.

  • Find out how to make face masks.

Be sure to keep up routine health practices, such as staying hydrated, sleeping well and eating a balanced diet in order to keep your immune system healthy.

Here are a few informational pages on how to best keep your environments safe: