Emergency Preparedness Resources

September 23, 2016
Officials report residents can resume use of the Bogue Chitto River
October 16, 2015
There are many simple steps that you can take to protect yourself from infectious diseases. Protecting yourself is essential to keeping you and those around you healthy.
May 11, 2012
DHH Office of Public Health produced this guide to give Louisiana residents tips for keeping their families, coworkers and communities safe in the event of an emergency.
January 25, 2012
Emergency Preparedness resources for the general public to understand public health precautions against and response to disasters.
December 21, 2011
A guide for non-medical DHH Employees assigned to work in a Special Needs Shelter.
May 04, 2011
The Vaccination Annex of the Louisiana Pandemic Influenza Guidance describes the system that will be used to order, store, distribute, track and administer influenza vaccine during a pandemic. This Vaccination Guidance is an annex to several other plans and guidance documents in which the State of Louisiana has planned for an ¨Dall-hazards¡¬ mass distribution system for the receipt, storage, distribution, and dispensing of vaccinations/medications to the general public.
May 04, 2011
The Containment and Mitigation Annex directly addresses non-pharmaceutical intervention (NPI) strategies for an influenza pandemic in Louisiana. A variety of NPI have been used during past pandemics with varying degrees of success. Containment and mitigation strategies included in this Annex include isolation of ill individuals; self care / home care for ill individuals; policies and procedures for advising voluntary quarantine of household contacts to known or suspected cases, with monitoring; and social distancing practices within the school, workplace and community settings.
May 04, 2011
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Office of Public Health (OPH) has created this Pandemic Influenza Guidance as a comprehensive containment and treatment plan to assist in the control of an outbreak of a novel influenza virus, such as the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus (“swine flu”) or avian influenza.
May 04, 2011
This Infectious Disease Epidemiology (IDEpi) Pandemic Influenza Annex is designed to explain virologic epidemiology procedures, review investigative requirements for epidemiological surveillance in humans, components of veterinary surveillance, and communications regarding IDEpi findings. In order to support a coordinated approach, steps have been taken to ensure that IDEpi pandemic influenza plans are consistent with Federal, State, and local guidance, plans, and policies.
May 04, 2011
The U.S. Health and Human Services section has established ¨Data framework for developing a unified comprehensive system of response that provides the most good for the greatest number of people while using limited resources and integrates easily into the Federal Response plan¡¬. This document provides guidance to hospitals on those critical planning elements needed to manage such an event. In addition, this document includes sections developed by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Pandemic Flu Clinical Forum intended to further assist Louisiana Hospitals in responding to a pandemic by providing guidance in other areas including but not limited to surge capacity, healthcare education and training, resource tracking, and mortuary needs. As additional guidance is developed at the state or the federal level, relevant sections of this document shall be updated.