Updated: March 19, 2020; 5:46 p.m.
All travelers need to be aware of potential associated risks of disruptions to reentry to the United States, including possible quarantine.
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Louisiana Department of Health has opened a call center to answer questions regarding COVID-19. The call center can be reached at 211, and is available 24/7.
15 Days to Slow the Spread
Even if you are young, or otherwise healthy, you are at risk and your activities can increase the risk for others. It is critical that you do your part to slow the spread of COVID-19.
- Listen and follow the directions of your state and local authorities.
- If you feel sick, stay home. Do not go to work. Contact your medical provider
- If your children are sick, keep them at home. Contact your medical provider.
- If someone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19, keep the entire household at home. Contact your medical provider.
- If you are an older person, stay home and away from other people.
- If your are a person with a serious underlying condition that can put you at increased risk, stay home and away from other people.
- Work or engage in schooling from home whenever possible.
- Critical infrastructure industry workers, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security have a special responsibility to maintain a normal work schedule. You and your employers should follow CDC guidance to protect your health at work.
- Avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.
- Avoid eating or drinking at bars, restaurants and food courts — use drive thru, pick-up or delivery options.
- Avoid discretionary travel, shopping trips and social visits.
- Do not visit nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.
- Practice good hygiene:
- Wash your hands, especially after touching any frequently used item or surface.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Sneeze or cough into a tissue or the inside of your elbow.
- Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible.
Practice Everyday Preventative Actions
- Avoid eating or drinking after others or sharing e-cigarettes
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after
going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.