COVID-19 Tangipahoa Parish Government Specific Updates

LABEOC - 5/4/2020

LABEOC Update - 4 May 2020

As of noon (12:00 PM) today, Louisiana has 29,673 diagnosed cases, 1,991 deaths and 1,502 patients hospitalized (220 requiring ventilators)associated with the outbreak. Further data is available at

Louisiana COVID-19 response strategic imperatives: Prevent spread of the virus, surge testing capacity, and surge contact tracing capability.

Gov. Edwards Releases New PSAs Encouraging the Extended Stay at Home Order and How Louisiana Moves Toward Phase One. Gov. John Bel Edwards released two new PSAs encouraging Louisianans to comply with the extended Stay at Home Order to slow the spread of Covid-19 and ultimately meet the White House guidelines for entering Phase One.
"A new day is coming for Louisiana and it will be here before we know it. I have extended the Stay at Home Order until May 15 to give all of us a little more time to slow the spread of the coronavirus so that we can begin to enter Phase One. We've made some gains but are not out of the woods, yet. Your safety is my main concern. I want to get our economy going again and have no doubt we will. How soon depends on you," Gov. Edwards said.
Click here for the new PSA on preparation for Phase One.
Click here for the new PSA on social distancing guidelings.

OPEN BIDS - all can be found on LaPAC at

  • Emergency Flood Barriers, Bid #3000014072, Closes 12 May, 10 AM CST
  • Emergency Contingency Hygiene Kits, 3000014549, closes 12 May, 10am CST
  • Hygiene Kits, Adults & Babies-Statewide. 3000014744, closes 12 May, 10am CST

Fake Testing Sites. Authorities believe scammers are setting up fake COVID-19 testing sites, WAFB-TV reports. A Federal Trade Commission report states these phony sites have legitimate-looking signs, tents, hazmat suits, and realistic-looking tests. Scammers use these sites to collect their target's personal information and convince unsuspecting victims that payment is required to be tested. Read the full story.

Pharmacy Delivery. CareSouth Pharmacy today announced it is offering free prescription delivery for all CareSouth Medical and Dental patients. Patients can get their medications delivered to their homes within a 40-mile radius of our locations in Baton Rouge, Zachary, Plaquemine, and Donaldsonville.

FEMA NBEOC Dailey Lifeline Snapshot Business & Industry Domestic Supply Chain. Maritime shipments from China have nearly doubled in the past two weeks. However, many of these orders were placed over a month ago when freight volumes were peaking, before demand had greatly declined. Many of these orders may end cancelled or unused for a significant amount of time. The largest monthly growth from imports has come out of manufacturing and durable goods orders. Freight transportation will benefit as this is a signal that the industrial side of the economy may be recovering faster than anticipated. Freight transportation relies on industrial production, as many of those goods require multiple legs from various plants to complete. Many retail goods such as clothing and electronics only require one to two moves domestically on a truck prior to final consumption. Most of the retail goods arrive from overseas and are trans loaded into a warehouse or distribution center one time prior to final delivery.

Healthcare Ready COVID-19 Resources. LA BEOC partner Healthcare Ready has consolidated the following invaluable information links to assist business, healthcare, and government partners. Additionally, Healthcare Ready has coordinated the donation of numerous private sector healthcare supplies to Louisiana health care facilities.  A GIANT THANK YOU & MERCI BEAUCOUP from LOUISIANA to Healthcare Ready for their amazing support to our always, there for us when we need you.

Resilient Louisiana Commission. For information on Commission and Task Force meetings, meeting minutes, and more visit:

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:

As always THANK YOU for your TREMENDOUS support of Louisiana.

Chris J. DeGuelle 
LABEOC Director

The LA BEOC is designed and developed by the NIMSAT Institute under the Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP)

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