COVID-19 Updates

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  3. Vaccine Information
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Total Cumulative Cases in St. Tammany from (3/14/2020 - 4/12/2021)
 
20,937

 *Numbers are supplied from the LDH website each day - usually at noon, except holidays and weekends. You can view case numbers on the LDH Dashboard - here.*   
Case numbers are updated when they are released by the LDH, barring delays due to personnel availability or technical issues.

Check the LDH dashboard for the most up-to-date, detailed statistics.

Charts for Total and Daily Confirmed New Cases
- LDH Information Table for St. Tammany Parish -

Current Rate: 2.2% (3/25 - 3/31)

Chart of Weekly Positivity Rates

 *Numbers are supplied from the LDH website each Wednesday. You can view positivity rates on the LDH Dashboard - here.*   
Percent Positivity numbers are updated when they are released by the LDH, barring delays due to personnel availability or technical issues. 

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 COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Friday, April 16, 2021 St. Tammany Parish Fairgrounds
 
The Louisiana Department of Health — Office of Public Health, in partnership with the Louisiana Air National Guard, will host a Moderna COVID-19 Community Vaccination Event Friday, April 16, 2021 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the St. Tammany Parish Fairgrounds located at 1304 North Columbia Street in Covington.
 
This event is by appointment. Please call (985) 543-4880 or schedule your appointment here

 Statement by St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper on Positivity Rates

(3.25.2021) As percent positivity rates in St. Tammany Parish continue to decline, St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper thanks residents for their diligence and encourages citizens to utilize opportunities for vaccine availability.

“Our hard work is paying off. At 2%, we are seeing the lowest percent positivity rate in St. Tammany since October of 2020. In addition, beginning Monday, vaccine eligibility opens to every person 16 or older. I urge everyone who wishes to be vaccinated to take this opportunity to receive the vaccine,” President Cooper said. “As we continue to work together, I want to thank every citizen in our community for continuing to do what medical professionals recommend to slow the spread of COVID-19, as we work to balance the health of our community with the health of our economy.” 

St. Tammany Parish Moves into Phase III — St. Tammany Rental Assistance Program Update

St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper announced today that St. Tammany Parish is now in Phase III.

“Simply by doing their part, our citizenry directly contributed to our movement into Phase III, as we saw a sustained decrease in positive cases and hospitalizations. We want to see this trend continue through perseverance in taking personal responsibility, wearing a mask, social distancing and staying home when feeling ill. If you are eligible for the vaccine and wish to receive it, please get it at the first opportunity,” President Cooper said.

In Phase III, the majority of businesses, including restaurants and salons, will be able to open at 75 percent of their capacity; indoor gatherings and event centers will be capped at 50 percent of their capacity but limited to 250 people; religious services will no longer have capacity limits; social distancing is strongly encouraged and masking will still be required; and bars in all parishes will be able to open for indoor service at 25 percent capacity, not to exceed 250 people. Bars in parishes where the percent positivity is 5 percent or lower for two consecutive weeks may have indoor service at 50 percent capacity, not to exceed 250 people. St. Tammany’s percent positivity is currently 6.90, according to numbers released Wednesday, March 2, 2021, from the Louisiana Department of Health. Complete details of the Executive Order with can be found at this: www.stpgov.org/covid19-declarations.

St. Tammany Rental Assistance Program or STRAP Update

The St. Tammany Rental Assistance Program (STRAP) which will utilize CARES Act funding from the Department of Treasury, is mobilizing. This assistance is available to assist households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. St. Tammany Parish Government estimates fully implementing the program and scheduling appointments in the beginning of April 2021.

“We know that our citizens need this funding, and we are moving forward to put all of the components in place to roll out our program to make it available to them. We feel it is important for the public to be aware of our progress and have an avenue to pose questions,” President Cooper said. “When the final details are complete and we begin to accept applications, we will make a public announcement.”

Rental assistance provided to an eligible household must not be duplicative of any other federally funded rental assistance provided to such household. Beginning in early April, 2021, the St. Tammany Rental Assistance Program (STRAP) will begin accepting applications for the following households:

Households with an income at or below 80 percent of the area median income (AMI); households that have experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19; and households that are at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability. Support documentation will be required prior to issuance of payments.

In early April, there will be two locations for assistance: one on Koop Drive in Mandeville and one in Slidell at the Towers building. Neither location is open yet; however, information on this program can be found at: www.stpgov.org/departments/grants. Applicants who have questions should contact the Department of Grants by email at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper Again Calls on Citizens to Remain Vigilant in Prevention Practices as COVID-19 Numbers Continue to Rise

As the Louisiana Department of Health reports a percent positivity rate in St. Tammany Parish above 10% for the third consecutive week, St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper again asks residents to remain strong in their commitment to best prevention practices to slow down the spread of COVID-19.

“We all need to continue to stay the course and exercise personal responsibility as we take every precaution necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19. It is critically important as we see our percent positivity rate continue to climb, our hospital staffs strained, and our medical resources negatively impacted,” Cooper said. “We have a mask mandate in Louisiana as well as here in St. Tammany — every person over the age of eight is required to wear a mask in public, including outdoor public spaces. We should all continue to physically distance, avoid large gatherings, and practice personal hygiene including frequent handwashing and sneezing into your elbow.

“If you feel ill, stay home to avoid infecting others. Consider making an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine if you are eligible. We must continue to work together to protect the most vulnerable among us while retaining our medical resources. We are optimistic that these vaccines will help us to move through to the next phase of this pandemic. We need everyone to continue to do their part to ensure that we get there.”

For daily updates on COVID-19 including daily data for St. Tammany from the Louisiana Department of Health, visit www.stpgov.org/covid19

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aPRIL 12, 2021

Sleeves Up - Vaccination Event 

 The Louisiana Department of Health- Office of Public Health, along with LANG, will host a Moderna Community Vaccination Event.

  • - When: Friday, April 16, 2021
  • - Where: St. Tammany Parish Fair Grounds
  • 1304 N. Columbia Street Covington, LA. 70433
  • - Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • - This event is by appointment. You can schedule your vaccination time by calling (985) 543-4880 or by clicking here.

Onsite registration will also be available on the day of the event.


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March 31, 2021

Restrictions on Many Businesses will Ease Under Modified Phase III Order

St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper announced today that he will closely align with Governor Edwards’ State Order and move St. Tammany Parish into a modified Phase III, easing restrictions on many businesses including restaurants, bars, gyms, and nail and hair salons. Businesses are encouraged to continue to follow guidelines set forth by the State Fire Marshal’s Office in opensafely.la.gov as they resume under this new Order. 

“I am very happy to announce that after a year of strict requirements, the hard work of our citizens and the availability of vaccines has allowed us to increase capacities for our business community,” said President Cooper. “We are looking forward to our continued return to normalcy as more people receive the vaccine and we continue to take personal responsibility through best prevention practices.”

Under President Cooper’s Phase III order, as in the State Order, the Mask Mandate will remain in place.


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March 29, 2021

OCHSNER OPENS 2,200 NEW APPOINTMENTS FOR COVID-19 MASS VACCINATION AT CASTINE CENTER ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31

MANDEVILLE, LA. – Ochsner Health has announced a vaccination event at the Castine Center at Pelican Park (36650 Pelican Drive, Mandeville, LA.), Wednesday, March 31. Approximately 2,200 new appointments to receive the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine doses, at the Northshore event, are available now on MyOchsner or by calling 844-888-2772. Those wanting to receive a vaccination will be required to have an appointment, but do not have to be a Ochsner patient.

To date, Ochsner has administered over 275,000 vaccine doses, more than any other healthcare provider in Louisiana. To learn more about Ochsner’s vaccine efforts, please visit ochsner.org/vaccine

Eligible community members can make an appointment in the following ways:

  • Existing MyOchsner users can log on to schedule.
    • If you would like to setup a MyOchsner account, please visit myochsner.org.
  • Call 844-888-2772.
    • Ochsner’s call center will be open until 3 p.m. today (Saturday) and from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
  • You do not need to be a past or existing patient of Ochsner to receive the vaccine at this event or any of our vaccination sites.

When can I call or check MyOchsner to book my appointment?

  • Appointments are now available.
  • We encourage you to sign up quickly as availability is limited.

Who can get a vaccine?

Anyone included under the current state vaccine guidelines, including but not limited to those who are:

  • Beginning Monday, March 29, everyone in Louisiana ages 18 and older are eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the vaccine type that will be administered at this event.

A full list of criteria can be found at https://ldh.la.gov/covidvaccine/. Vaccination sites are open to those without insurance regardless of their patient status at Ochsner.

What should I bring?

Photo ID and insurance cards are not required but will speed up the registration process if you bring them along.

How long do these appointments take?

Usually, patients are finished in about 25-45 minutes, including the 15-minute monitoring period following their vaccination.

  • To make the process as quick as possible, we encourage you to complete your registration online in advance following the instructions sent to you upon booking your appointment.

Are other dates and vaccine appointments available?

  • Ochsner continues to vaccinate community members across the state in our facilities and at community locations.
  • We encourage community members to continue checking availability as new appointments across our system become available each week.

To learn more, please visit https://www.ochsner.org/vaccineinfo.  


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March 24, 2021

Starting Monday, All Louisianans 16 or Older will be Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine

FROM THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

All Louisianans 16 years old or older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning Monday, March 29, following news from the federal government that Louisiana’s allocation of vaccine doses will significantly increase next week, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced today.

Since the start of the vaccination process, Louisiana’s weekly allocations of vaccine from the federal government have more than doubled, with Louisiana now slated to get more than 148,000 first doses directly next week, in addition to vaccine doses provided to partner pharmacies in a federal pharmacy program as well as the Federally Qualified Health Care Center program. More than one million Louisianans have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. With the B.1.1.7., or U.K. variant, continuing to increase in Louisiana and neighboring states, it is essential to get Louisiana vaccinated as quickly and equitably as possible.

“Based on the doses that we will have available in the coming week, now is absolutely the time to expand vaccine eligibility as broadly as we possibly can, which is to everyone age 16 or older in Louisiana. This is an exciting development, but the hard work of making sure our family members, friends, coworkers and neighbors all have access to the vaccine will continue for months,” Gov. Edwards said. “Our goal has been to get vaccine doses we receive into someone’s arm within seven days of the doses arriving, because a shot sitting on a shelf doesn’t help us end this pandemic. All three available vaccines are safe and effective for every community and they represent our best hope of being able to Bring Louisiana Back.”

Currently, all people in Louisiana who are 65 and older, all health care workers, people ages 16 to 64 with certain health conditions and people 16 or older in certain essential jobs are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Louisiana. Starting Monday, March 29, all of the eligibility guidelines will be dropped in Louisiana and anyone who is 16 or older will be eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Appointments will still be required and providers may need time to update their scheduling systems, which means that people may have to wait a few days to schedule their appointments for next week. There are three authorized COVID-19 vaccines used in the United States: two-dose vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna and a one-dose shot from Johnson & Johnson. People ages 16 and 17 are only eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine, and they should consult their primary care doctor or vaccine provider to ensure the proper vaccine is administered.

“I am deeply grateful for Louisiana’s health care workers and vaccine providers who have worked tirelessly not only to treat sick patients, but now to vaccinate our people. This has been an absolutely unprecedented effort and Louisiana’s nurses, doctors and other health care workers have risen to the occasion each and every time they’ve been called upon. I hope people will be patient over the next few days as providers begin accepting appointments. Please know that there will be enough doses for everyone who wants a shot to get one eventually,” Gov. Edwards said.

Last week, the Louisiana Department of Health launched the Bring Back Louisiana grassroots campaign, which will bring COVID-19 vaccines to communities of concern through community events and targeted outreach. To sign up to volunteer for this effort, click here.

For information about where to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Louisiana and for more information, visit COVIDVaccine.la.gov.


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March 18, 2021

From the Office of Governor John Bel Edwards:

https://gov.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/newsroom/detail/3039

All Essential Workers Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine In Louisiana, Starting Monday March 22

March 18, 2021

Starting Monday, all essential workers, including people working in food service and grocery stores, manufacturing, construction, clergy and other essential jobs will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccines in Louisiana, regardless of their underlying health conditions, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced today.

Newly eligible populations also include postal, transportation, judiciary and media workers, faculty and staff of institutes of higher education and more frontline government workers. This group, called Priority Group 1-B, Tier Two, covers essential workers not previously eligible. (See full list below.)

This change applies to everyone 16 years and older. Currently in the United States, adults are eligible for three vaccines, Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson. People who are 16 and 17 are only eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine and should work with their vaccine provider to ensure they are receiving that specific vaccine. All previously eligible people in Louisiana, including people 65 and older and those with certain health conditions, also remain eligible for the COVID vaccine.

“Our vaccine strategy in Louisiana has been to make sure that we were vaccinating the most high-risk individuals to protect them from getting COVID-19 and also preserve capacity in our hospitals. We’ve seen encouraging trends in our percent positivity of tests and also a drop in the number of Louisianans hospitalized with COVID. While many essential workers may already be eligible because of their underlying health conditions, beginning Monday, additional workers in key sectors will be able to get their vaccines, which is good news for tens of thousands of Louisianans who have helped keep our state running during these very trying times,” Gov. Edwards said. “This is likely the last expansion of vaccine eligibility in Louisiana before we make the shots available to everyone 16 and older, which we are targeting for some time in April.

“In some areas, it still may be challenging for workers to get an appointment, and I hope they will be patient with our vaccine providers who have worked tirelessly during this unprecedented vaccine effort,” Gov. Edwards said. “President Biden recently set a goal to open eligibility to all adults by the start of May, and I am confident, through continued commitments of doses from the federal government, that Louisiana will exceed this goal. I look forward to a day soon when all adult Louisianans are eligible for these safe and effective vaccines and we are no longer losing so many of our family members and neighbors to COVID-19.”

For information about how to get vaccinated in Louisiana and for the latest vaccine eligibility groups, visit covidvaccine.la.gov.

PRIORITY GROUPS IN LOUISIANA

Within priority groups and tiers there is no particular sequencing. Participating providers must make available vaccine available to anyone who is eligible. Failure to do so will inform future decisions about distribution.

Priority Group 1-A: Ongoing

  • Health care workers at Tier 1 and Tier 2 hospitals
  • Staff and residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities
  • First responders to serve as vaccinators (Emergency Medical Services, fire personnel, law enforcement)

Priority Group 1-B, Tier One: Ongoing

  • Dialysis providers and patients
  • Ambulatory and outpatient providers and staff
  • Behavioral health providers and staff
  • Urgent care clinic providers and staff
  • Community care providers and staff
  • Dental providers and staff
  • Nonemergency Medical Transportation staff
  • Professional home care providers (including hospice workers and both paid and unpaid home care staff) and home care recipients (including older and younger people with disabilities over the age of 16 who receive community or home-based care, as well as clients of home health agencies)
  • American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters and Support Service Providers (SSPs) working in community and clinic-based settings, and clients who are both deaf and blind
  • Health-related support personnel (lab staff, mortuary staff who have contact with corpses, pharmacy staff)
  • Schools of allied health students, residents and staff
  • Law enforcement and other first responders
  • Persons 65 years old and older
  • Louisiana Unified Command Group
  • State and local essential COVID emergency response personnel
  • Some elections staff ahead of March and April elections
  • Teachers and any other support staff working onsite in K-12 or daycare
  • Legislators and legislative staff
  • All pregnant persons, regardless of age
  • Staff of congregate living facilities
  • Individuals aged 16-64 with at least one of the conditions listed by the CDC as placing them at an increased or likely risk of severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19. The CDC list of conditions can be found here. They are:
    • Asthma (moderate to severe)
    • Cancer
    • Cerebrovascular disease
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • Chronic liver disease
    • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
    • Cystic fibrosis
    • Severe neurologic conditions such as dementia
    • Down Syndrome
    • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies
    • Hypertension
    • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
    • Immunocompromised state from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines
    • Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30kg/m2 or higher but < 40kg/m2)
    • Severe obesity (BMIC >40kg/m2)
    • Overweight (BMI 25-30 kg/m2)
    • Pregnancy
    • Pulmonary fibrosis
    • Sickle Cell Disease
    • Smoking
    • Thalassemia (a type of blood disorder)
    • Type 1 diabetes
    • Type 2 diabetes mellitus 

Priority Group 1-B, Tier Two: Starting Monday, March 22

  • Higher Education faculty/staff
  • Food and agricultural workers
  • Food service (restaurant/bar) workers, hotel workers, and other hospitality workers
  • Judiciary staff, including judges, court staff, clerks of court and staff, district attorneys and public defenders
  • Postal workers
  • Manufacturing workers
  • Grocery store workers
  • Transportation workers, including river pilots
  • Water and wastewater workers
  • Energy workers
  • Bank tellers
  • Construction workers
  • Clergy
  • IT and communications workers
  • Media workers
  • Public safety engineers and other workers
  • Public health workers
  • Frontline government workers
  • Child, youth, and family service workers
  • Veterinarians and support staff
  • Waste management workers
  • Public and private security and emergency preparedness workers

 


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March 18, 2021

Bars in St. Tammany May now Operate at 50% Capacity as Percent Positivity Rate Drops  

St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper announced that effective 5 p.m. today, March 18, 2021, bars located in St. Tammany may now operate at 50% capacity as the Percent Positivity Rate in St. Tammany has moved below 5% for two consecutive weeks, according to the Louisiana Department of Health. 

“St. Tammany citizens have worked hard to adhere to best prevention practices, and many who are eligible are choosing to get the vaccine. These factors are impacting our positivity rates in a good way,” said President Mike Cooper. 

The specific language in Proclamation Number 29 JBE 2021 COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Phase 3 of Resilient Louisiana states: “If a bar is located in a parish that has a percent positivity of 5% or less for two consecutive weeks, as determined and published by the Louisiana Department of Health, the bar may operate at 50% capacity, not to exceed 250 people, as determined by the State Fire Marshal. Should any parish that opts in subsequently exceed 5% positivity for two consecutive weeks, bars in that parish shall return to 25% capacity.”

Proclamation Number 29 JBE 2021 COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Phase 3 of Resilient Louisiana may be found here


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March 16, 2021

COVID-19 Community Testing Sites – St. Tammany Week of March 16 – March 19, 2021 

The Louisiana National Guard, in Partnership with the Louisiana Department of Health, and the Office of Public Health, will offer COVID-19 testing Tuesday, March 16, 2021, through Friday, March 19, 2021, in Slidell at Fritchie Park, 905 W. Howze Beach Road, from 9 a.m. – 4p.m. Testing is for ages three and older.

Pre-registration for COVID-19 testing is encouraged by going to Health.QuestDiagnostics.com/STLOU. Testing is for ages 3 and older. There is no cost, and no identification is needed. Test results are available by calling 1-866-MYQUEST (1-866-697-8378), but note that wait times can be lengthy. Test results are also available through the Quest online portal or app.

No-cost testing is available by appointment at select Walgreens locations through a partnership between Walgreens and the Department of Health. These locations offer testing 7 days a week to people ages 3 and older. Appointments are required; make yours at walgreens.com/covid19testing.

Ochsner Health System is offering Community COVID-19 testing this same week in Mandeville—Tuesday, March 16, 2021, through Friday, March 19, 2021, at the Mandeville Community Center, 3090 Eat Causeway Approach. The testing site is open from 9 a.m. – 4p.m. COVID-19 testing is open to Louisiana residents, age two and older.

Members of the community who wish to be tested should bring an ID and insurance card, if applicable. There are no out-of-pocket costs for those seeking a test and no one will be turned away based on their insurance status. Testing is available at the times listed or until all test kits have been utilized. Testing schedules are subject to change due to weather. For additional information on Ochsner testing visit ochsner.org/testing.


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March 15, 2021

The State of Louisiana has expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines

Eligibility by Age or Condition

  • People 65 and older
  • Dialysis patients
  • Pregnant people

People with Certain Medical Conditions

  • People 18-64 (or 16+ for Pfizer vaccine only) with at least one of the conditions listed below by the CDC. To receive the vaccine, people with these underlying medical conditions should complete the Louisiana COVID-19 Vaccine Attestation Form (English | Spanish | Vietnamese) before their appointment.
    • Asthma (moderate to severe)
    • Cancer
    • Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • Chronic liver disease
    • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
    • Current or former smoker
    • Cystic fibrosis
    • Down syndrome
    • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies
    • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
    • Hypertension or high blood pressure
    • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines
    • Overweight (body mass index [BMI] of 25 or higher less than 30)
    • Obesity (BMI of 30 or higher but less than 40)
    • Severe obesity (BMI of 40 or higher)
    • Pulmonary fibrosis (having damaged or scarred lung tissues)
    • Severe neurologic conditions such as dementia
    • Sickle cell disease
    • Type 1 diabetes mellitus
    • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
    • Thalassemia (a type of blood disorder)

Eligibility by Workforce Category

  • Ambulatory and outpatient providers and staff
    • Behavioral health providers and staff
    • Community care providers and staff
    • Dental providers and staff
    • Dialysis providers and staff
    • Non-emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) providers and staff
    • Urgent care clinic providers and staff
  • Professional home care providers (including hospice workers) and home care recipients (including older and younger people with disabilities over the age of 16 who receive community or home-based care, as well as clients of home health agencies)
  • Unpaid family caregivers to people who are receiving licensed home and community-based services
  • American Sign Language (ASL) and foreign language interpreters and Support Service Providers (SSPs) working in community and clinic-based settings, and clients who are both deaf and blind
  • Any staff working in congregate facilities (prisons/jails, shelters, dorms, rehab/detox centers, group homes)
  • Health-related support personnel (lab staff, mortuary staff who have contact with corpses, pharmacy staff)
  • Schools of allied health students, residents and staff
  • Law enforcement and other first responders
  • Louisiana Unified Command Group
  • State legislators
  • State and local essential COVID emergency response personnel
  • Some elections staff ahead of March and April elections
  • Teachers and any other support staff working on site in K-12 or daycare

updates
March 9, 2021

St. Tammany Parish Government Buildings Will Open to the Public Under New Phase III Guidelines

St. Tammany Parish President, Mike Cooper announced that St. Tammany Parish Government buildings will officially reopen to the public Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at 8 a.m. All visitors will undergo COVID-19 screenings and will be required to wear a mask when inside Parish buildings, in addition to while visiting Parish-owned playgrounds like the Kids Konnection and the playground at Camp Salmen Nature Park, in keeping with the mask mandate.

“We are ready to welcome citizens back to our buildings. We ask that everyone be prepared to undergo screenings, and please wear a mask,” President Cooper said. “We want to build on our forward momentum and for that reason, we still need to take responsibility to slow the spread of COVID-19, by continuing to take necessary precautions.”

Parish Government employees will resume on-campus work at full occupancy. Parish-run litter abatement crews utilizing staff working to fulfill Community Service obligations will continue but with increased capacity. The Department of Animal Services will welcome volunteers back to the Shelter.

While appointments are no longer required to complete Parish business, they are recommended.

Agencies located in the St. Tammany Parish Justice Center will operate as follows:

The 22nd Judicial Courts (applies to St. Tammany and Washington Parishes) – Everyone is required to wear a mask before entering the St. Tammany Parish Justice Center. Members of the public who are noticed with a scheduled in-person Court appearance or have an appointment with an agency located in the Courthouse will be admitted. No children will be allowed to enter the Courthouse except as pre-approved by the Judge of the division or the agency permitting them access to their office.

The St. Tammany Parish Assessor’s Office — Remains open to the Public by Appointment only. Citizens can visit STPAO.org, to make an appointment or they can call at (985) 809-8180

The complete Phase III Executive Order may be viewed here.


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March 8, 2021

Region 9 Office of Public Health announces COVID-19 vaccine clinics for week of March 8-13
Individuals must meet Phase 1A or Phase 1B, Tier 1 eligibility criteria to be vaccinated

Baton Rouge, La. (March 8, 2021) — The schedule for COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Region 9 for the week of March 8-13, 2021 is listed below. Region 9 includes the parishes of St. Tammany, Washington, Tangipahoa, St. Helena and Livingston. Vaccines are by appointment only for anyone meeting eligibility criteria.

Additional dates will be announced as more vaccine becomes available.

March 10 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Castine Center, 63350 Pelican Dr., Mandeville
Register through MY Chart app or call 844-888-2772

March 11 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.)
North Oaks Medical Center, 15790 Paul Vega MD Dr., Hammond
Call 985-230-7468  or covidvaccine.northoaks.org

March 12 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.)
North Oaks Medical Center, 15790 Paul Vega MD Dr., Hammond
Call 985-230-7468 or covidvaccine.northoaks.org
 

Vaccines will be available only for the following groups:

  • Persons 65 and older
  • Dialysis providers and patients
  • Ambulatory and outpatient providers and staff
  • Behavioral health providers and staff
  • Urgent care clinic providers and staff
  • Community care providers and staff
  • Dental providers and staff
  • Non-emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) providers and staff
  • Professional home care providers (including hospice workers) and home care recipients (including older and younger people with disabilities over the age of 16 who receive community or home-based care, as well as clients of home health agencies)
  • Interpreters and Support Service Providers (SSPs) working in community and clinic-based settings, and clients who are both deaf and blind
  • Health-related support personnel (lab staff, mortuary staff who have contact with corpses, pharmacy staff)
  • Schools of allied health students, residents and staff
  • State and local essential COVID emergency response personnel
  • Some elections staff of March and April elections
  • Teachers and any other support staff working on site in K-12 or daycare
  • All pregnant persons
  • Individuals ages 55-64 with at least one of the conditions listed by the CDC as placing them at an "increased risk of severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19." Persons with the following qualifying underlying medical conditions are advised to complete the Louisiana COVID-19 Vaccine Attestation Form (English | Spanish | Vietnamese) to receive the vaccine (providers should have available if individuals are not able to print and complete in advance):
    • Cancer
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
    • Down syndrome
    • Heart conditions including but not limited to heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies
    • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
    • Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30kg/m2 or higher but less than 40kg/m2)
    • Severe obesity (BMI greater than 40kg/m2)
    • Sickle cell disease
    • Smoking
    • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Register through MY Chart app or call 844-888-2772


updates
March 2, 2021

COVID-19 Community Testing Sites – St. Tammany Week of March 2 – March 5, 2021

The Louisiana National Guard, in Partnership with the Louisiana Department of Health, and the Office of Public Health, will offer COVID-19 testing Tuesday, March 2, 2021, through Friday, March 5, 2021, in Slidell at Fritchie Park, 905 W. Howze Beach Road, from 9 a.m. – 4p.m. Testing is for ages three and older.

Pre-registration for COVID-19 testing is encouraged by going to Health.QuestDiagnostics.com/STLOU. There is no cost, and no identification is needed. Test results are available by calling 1-866-MYQUEST (1-866-697-8378), but note that wait times can be lengthy. Test results are also available through the Quest online portal or app.

No-cost testing is also available by appointment at select Walgreens locations through a partnership between Walgreens and the Department of Health. These locations offer testing 7 days a week to people ages three and older. Appointments are required and can be made at this link: walgreens.com/covid19testing.

Ochsner Health System is offering Community COVID-19 testing this same week in Abita Springs—Tuesday, March 2, 2021, through Friday, March 5, 2021, at the Abita Recreation District 11, 22517 LA-36. The testing site is open from 9 a.m. – 4p.m. COVID-19 testing is open to Louisiana residents, age two and older.

Members of the community who wish to be tested should bring an ID and insurance card, if applicable. There are no out-of-pocket costs for those seeking a test and no one will be turned away based on their insurance status. Testing is available at the times listed or until all test kits have been utilized. Testing schedules are subject to change due to weather. For additional information on Ochsner testing visit https://www.ochsner.org/testing. There are no out-of-pocket expenses for these tests.

 


updates
FEBRUARY 23, 2021

COVID-19 Community Testing Site – St. Tammany Week of February 23– February 25, 2021

Ochsner Health System is offering Community COVID-19 testing  in Slidell —Tuesday, February 23, 2021, through Thursday, February 26, 2021, at the Fritchie Park Gym 905 W. Howze Beach Road. The testing site is open from 9 a.m. – 4p.m. COVID-19 testing is open to Louisiana residents, age two and older.

Members of the community who wish to be tested should bring an ID and insurance card, if applicable. There are no out-of-pocket costs for those seeking a test and no one will be turned away based on their insurance status. Testing is available at the times listed or until all test kits have been utilized. Testing schedules are subject to change due to weather.

For more information about Ochsner’s community testing resources, please visit ochsner.org/testing. There are no out-of-pocket expenses for these tests.


UPDATES
FEBRUARY 11, 2021

St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper Calls on Citizens to Continue Prevention Practices Through the Mardi Gras Holiday

As we head into the Mardi Gras holiday weekend, St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper is relying on each and every St. Tammany resident to take personal responsibility, and heed the advice of medical professionals to continue to slow the spread of COVID-19.

“St. Tammany Parish, like much of Louisiana, is preparing to celebrate the Mardi Gras holiday, albeit in different, more creative ways. We ask each of you to refrain from large gatherings — especially with people from outside of your own household, wear a mask in public, and continue to take precautions.”

President Cooper went on to say, “We are seeing our numbers decline with each passing week. Let’s plan to keep it that way, as we take the necessary precautions during Mardi Gras. Our goals have always been to lessen the burden on our hospitals and healthcare professionals who have worked tirelessly to care for COVID-19 patients for nearly a year, and to balance the health of our community with the health of our economy. With everyone working together, we can achieve these goals and get through this pandemic.”

View President Cooper’s taped message, here.


UPDATES
FEBRUARY 12, 2021

EXECUTIVE ORDER EXTENDING MODIFIED PHASE II OF THE PARISH'S RECOVERY PLAN- MARCH 3, 2021 - FEBRUARY 11, 2021 

 


updaTes
FEBRUARY 8, 2021

COVID-19 Community Testing Sites – St. Tammany Week of February 8 – February 12, 2021

The Louisiana National Guard, in Partnership with the Louisiana Department of Health, and the Office of Public Health, will offer COVID-19 testing through Friday, February 12, 2021, in Abita Springs at St. Tammany Recreation District 11, 22517 La. 36 from 9 a.m. – 4p.m. Testing is for ages three and older.

Pre-registration for COVID-19 testing is encouraged by going to Health.QuestDiagnostics.com/STLOU. There is no cost, and no identification is needed. Test results are available by calling 1-866-MYQUEST (1-866-697-8378), but note that wait times can be lengthy. Test results are also available through the Quest online portal or app.

No-cost testing is also available by appointment at select Walgreens locations through a partnership between Walgreens and the Department of Health. These locations offer testing 7 days a week to people ages three and older. Appointments are required and can be made at this link: walgreens.com/covid19testing.

Ochsner Health System is offering Community COVID-19 testing this same week in Slidell —Tuesday, February 9, 2021, through Friday, February 12, 2021, at the Fritchie Park Gym 905 W. Howze Beach Road. The testing site is open from 9 a.m. – 4p.m. COVID-19 testing is open to Louisiana residents, age two and older.

Members of the community who wish to be tested should bring an ID and insurance card, if applicable. There are no out-of-pocket costs for those seeking a test and no one will be turned away based on their insurance status. Testing is available at the times listed or until all test kits have been utilized. Testing schedules are subject to change due to weather.


For more information about Ochsner’s community testing resources, please visit ochsner.org/testing. There are no out-of-pocket expenses for these tests.

 


Updates
FEBRUARY 8, 2021

Health Department: 378 vaccine providers in all 64 parishes will receive COVID vaccine this week 

Baton Rouge, La. (February 8, 2021) — This week, 378 vaccine providers across the state will receive very limited doses of COVID vaccine. These providers — including 112 chain pharmacies, 127 independent pharmacies, 52 hospitals, 15 community health centers (including 13 federally qualified health centers, or FQHCs), 6 rural health clinics (RHCs), 28 public health providers and 38 other healthcare sites — represent all nine public health regions and 64 parishes of the state.

LDH has published the list of participating providers, along with their locations and contact information, on its website: covidvaccine.la.gov. In addition, residents can call 211 to find a vaccine provider near them.

Future distribution is dependent on vaccine made available to the state, among other factors. To stress, there is no guarantee that providers receiving vaccine this week will receive vaccine in the future.

These vaccines will be available only for the following populations in Phase 1B, Tier 1: 

  • - Persons 65 and older
  • - Dialysis providers and patients
  • - Ambulatory and outpatient providers and staff
  • - Behavioral health providers and staff
  • - Urgent care clinic providers and staff
  • - Community care providers and staff
  • - Dental providers and staff
  • - Professional home care providers (including hospice workers) and home care recipients (including older and younger people with disabilities over the age of 16 who receive community or home-based care, as - - well as clients of home health agencies)
  • - Interpreters and Support Service Providers (SSPs) working in community and clinic-based settings, and clients who are both deaf and blind
  • - Health-related support personnel (lab staff, mortuary staff who have contact with corpses, pharmacy staff)
  • - Schools of allied health students, residents and staff

Participating providers must make available vaccine available to anyone who is eligible. Failure to do so will inform future decisions about distribution.

Eligible residents must contact a participating provider and make an appointment with them. Patients who arrive without an appointment will not be vaccinated. LDH cannot make appointments for patients; only providers can.

Patients should receive their second doses of the COVID vaccine at the same location where they received their first dose. Second-dose appointments should be made during the administration of the first dose. 

The Louisiana Department of Health is coordinating the COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort in Louisiana. As more vaccines become available from the CDC, more individuals and groups will be offered a vaccination. We want everyone to have the opportunity to get vaccinated against COVID. We are confident that COVID-19 vaccines will be a critical tool in ultimately ending the pandemic.


Updates
FEBRUARY 2, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-Registration

Follow the link below to register to receive the COVID-19 vaccination through the Louisiana Office of Public Health. After you complete the pre-registration and click "submit", you will receive an email with specific instructions, times, dates, and location for your vaccine. At this time, the Office of Public Health is vaccinating persons 70 years old or older and health care workers. If you are not in these groups, please check back frequently to view the next priority group being vaccinated. You should wait to get your COVID-19 vaccine if:

  • You have had another vaccine within the last 14 days
  • You have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are not off of isolation
  • You have received monoclonal antibody therapy or convalescent plasma in the last 90 days
  • It is contraindicated for you to get a COVID-19 vaccine if:
  • You have had anaphylaxis or an allergic reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine or COVID-19 vaccine component, including Polysorbate or polyethylene glycol.

Register for the COVID-19 Vaccine

 


UPDATES
FEBRUARY 1, 2021

COVID-19 Community Testing Sites – St. Tammany Week of February 2 – February 5, 2021 

The Louisiana National Guard, in Partnership with the Louisiana Department of Health, and the Office of Public Health, will offer COVID-19 testing from Tuesday, February 2, 2021 – Friday, February 5, 2021, from 9 a.m. – 4p.m. at Fritchie Park, 905 W Howze Beach Rd, Slidell. Testing is open to all Louisiana residents ages 18 years and older. Please bring a photo ID. Testing is available at the times listed or until all test kits have been utilized.

Ochsner Health System is offering Community COVID-19 testing this same week in Mandeville —Tuesday, February 2, 2021, through Friday, February 5, 2021, the Mandeville Community Center, 3090 E Causeway Approach. The testing site is open from 9 a.m. – 4p.m. COVID-19 testing is open to Louisiana residents, age two and older.

Members of the community who wish to be tested should bring an ID and insurance card, if applicable. There are no out-of-pocket costs for those seeking a test and no one will be turned away based on their insurance status. Testing is available at the times listed or until all test kits have been utilized. Testing schedules are subject to change due to weather.

For more information about Ochsner’s community testing resources, please visit ochsner.org/testing. There are no out-of-pocket expenses for these tests.


UPDATES
JANUARY 25, 2021

COVID-19 Community Testing Sites  --- St. Tammany Week of January 26 - January 29, 2021

Ochsner Health System is offering Community COVID-19 testing this week from Tuesday, January 26 – Friday, January 29, 2021, from 9 a.m. – 4p.m. at Fritchie Park Gym, 905 W Howze Beach Rd, Slidell. COVID-19 testing is open to Louisiana residents, age two and older.

Members of the community who wish to be tested should bring an ID and insurance card, if applicable. There are no out-of-pocket costs for those seeking a test and no one will be turned away based on their insurance status. Testing is available at the times listed or until all test kits have been utilized.
For more information about Ochsner’s community testing resources, please visit ochsner.org/testing. There are no out-of-pocket expenses for these tests.


UPDATES
JANUARY 19, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Information from the Louisiana Department of Health
Health Department: 298 vaccine providers in all 64 parishes will receive COVID vaccine this week

These providers – including 150 chain pharmacies, 112 independent pharmacies, 19 federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), 3 rural health clinics (RHCs), and an additional 14 healthcare sites – represent all nine public health regions and 64 parishes of the state.

While the state was able to resupply the majority of providers that received COVID vaccine doses last week, future distribution is dependent on vaccine made available to the state, among other factors. To stress, there is no guarantee that providers receiving vaccine this week will receive vaccine in the future. 

These vaccines will be available only for those in Phase 1B, Tier 1:

  • Persons ages 70 years or older
  • Outpatient clinic providers and clinic staff
  • Urgent care clinic providers and staff
  • Community care clinic providers and staff
  • Behavioral health clinic providers and staff
  • Dialysis providers and clients 
  • Home health service providers, direct support workers and recipients including people with disabilities over 16
  • Dental providers and staff
  • Ambulatory care providers and staff, including members of coroner, autopsy, or mortuary teams.
  • Students, residents, faculty and staff of allied health schools

Participating providers must make available vaccine available to anyone who is eligible. Failure to do so will inform future decisions about distribution.   

LDH has published the list of participating providers, along with their locations and contact information, on its website: covidvaccine.la.gov.

In addition, residents can call 211 to find a vaccine provider near them.

Eligible residents must contact a participating provider and make an appointment with them. Patients who arrive without an appointment will not be vaccinated. Do not arrive at a location without an appointment. LDH cannot make appointments for patients; only providers can.

The Louisiana Department of Health is coordinating the COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort in Louisiana. As more vaccines become available from the CDC, more individuals and groups will be offered a vaccination.

We want everyone to have the opportunity to get vaccinated against COVID. We are confident that COVID-19 vaccines will be a critical tool in ultimately ending the pandemic. 

Read this notice on the LDH website here.
Complete list of vaccine providers in Louisiana here.

List of St. Tammany Providers as of 1/18/2021 

COVID-19 Community Testing Sites January 19- January 22, 2021

Ochsner Health System is offering Community COVID-19 testing this week in Mandeville —Tuesday, January 19, 2021, through Friday, January 22, 2021, at the Mandeville Community Center, 3090 East Causeway Approach. The testing site is open from 9 a.m. – 4p.m. COVID-19 testing is open to Louisiana residents, age two and older.

Members of the community who wish to be tested should bring an ID and insurance card, if applicable. There are no out-of-pocket costs for those seeking a test and no one will be turned away based on their insurance status. Testing is available at the times listed or until all test kits have been utilized. Testing schedules are subject to change due to weather.

For more information about Ochsner’s community testing resources, please visit ochsner.org/testing. There are no out-of-pocket expenses for these tests.


UPDATES
JANUARY 13, 2021

EXECUTIVE ORDER EXTENDING MODIFIED PHASE II OF THE PARISH'S RECOVERY PLAN-FEBRUARY 10, 2021 – JANUARY 13, 2021


UPDATES
JANUARY 11, 2021

COVID-19 Community Testing Sites – St. Tammany Week of January 12 - January 15, 2021 

Ochsner Health System is offering Community COVID-19 testing this week in the Slidell area —Tuesday, January 12, 2021, through Friday, January 15, 2021, at Fritchie Park Gym, 905 W. Howze Beach Road. The testing site is open from 9 a.m. – 4p.m. COVID-19 testing is open to Louisiana residents, age two and older.

Members of the community who wish to be tested should bring an ID and insurance card, if applicable. There are no out-of-pocket costs for those seeking a test and no one will be turned away based on their insurance status. Testing is available at the times listed or until all test kits have been utilized. Testing schedules are subject to change due to weather.

For more information about Ochsner’s community testing resources, please visit ochsner.org/testing. There are no out-of-pocket expenses for these tests. 


UPDATES
jANUARY 5, 2021

COVID-19 Community Testing Sites – St. Tammany Week of January 5- January 8, 2021

The Louisiana National Guard, in Partnership with the Louisiana Department of Health, and the Office of Public Health, will offer COVID-19 testing from Tuesday, January 5, 2021 – Friday, January 8, 2021, from 9 a.m. – 4p.m. at Fritchie Park, 905 W Howze Beach Rd, Slidell. Testing is open to all Louisiana residents ages 18 years and older. Please bring a photo ID. Testing is available at the times listed or until all test kits have been utilized.

Ochsner Health System is offering Community COVID-19 testing this week in the Abita Springs area —Tuesday, January 5, 2021 through Friday, January 8, 2021, at Recreation District 11, 22517 LA-36. The testing site is open from 9 a.m. – 4p.m. COVID-19 testing is open to Louisiana residents, age two and older. Members of the community who wish to be tested should bring an ID and insurance card, if applicable. There are no out-of-pocket costs for those seeking a test and no one will be turned away based on their insurance status. Testing is available at the times listed or until all test kits have been utilized.

For more information about Ochsner’s community testing resources, please visit ochsner.org/testing.

There are no out-of-pocket expenses for these tests.


UPDATES
DECEMBER 22, 2020

Executive Order Extending Modified Phase II of the Parish's Recovery Plan-January 13, 2021 - December 22, 2020


UPDATES
DECEMBER 21, 2020

Ochsner Health Systems Community COVID-19 Testing in Mandeville This Week — December 21 through December 23, 2020

Ochsner Health System is offering Community COVID-19 testing this week in Mandeville —Monday, December 21, 2020, through Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at the Mandeville Community Center 3090 E. Causeway Approach. The testing site is open from 9 a.m. – 4p.m. COVID-19 testing is open to Louisiana residents, age two and older.

Members of the community who wish to be tested should bring an ID and insurance card, if applicable. There are no out-of-pocket costs for those seeking a test and no one will be turned away based on their insurance status. Testing is available at the times listed or until all test kits have been utilized. Testing schedules are subject to change due to weather.

For more information about Ochsner’s community testing resources, click here.


UPDATES
DECEMBER 7, 2020 

Ochsner Health is offering Community COVID-19 testing this week in the Slidell area —Tuesday, December 15, 2020 through Friday, December 18, 2020, at Fritchie Park Gym located at 905 West Howze Beach Road. The testing site is open from 9 a.m. – 4p.m. to Louisiana residents age two and older.

Members of the community who wish to be tested should bring an ID and insurance card, if applicable. There are no out-of-pocket costs for those seeking a test and no one will be turned away based on their insurance status. Testing is available at the times listed or until all test kits have been utilized. Testing schedules are subject to change due to weather.

For more information about Ochsner’s community testing resources, please visit www.ochsner.org/testing


UPDATES
DECEMBER 7, 2020 

Ochsner Health Systems Community COVID-19 Testing in Abita Springs This Week — December 8 – December 11

Ochsner Health System is offering Community COVID-19 testing this week in the Abita Springs area —Tuesday, December 8, 2020 through Friday, December 8, 2020 at Recreation District 11, 22517 LA-36. The testing site is open from 9 a.m. – 4p.m. COVID-19 testing is open to Louisiana residents, age two and older.

Members of the community who wish to be tested should bring an ID and insurance card, if applicable. There are no out-of-pocket costs for those seeking a test and no one will be turned away based on their insurance status. Testing is available at the times listed or until all test kits have been utilized. Testing schedules are subject to change due to weather.


For more information about Ochsner’s community testing resources, please visit www.ochsner.org/testing.


UPDATES
DECEMBER 1, 2020   

Ochsner Health Systems Community COVID-19 Testing in Slidell This Week — December 1 – December 4

Ochsner Health System is offering Community COVID-19 testing this week in the Slidell area —Tuesday, December 1, 2020 through Friday, December 4, 2020 at the Fritchie Park Gym, 905 W. Howze Beach Road. The testing site is open from 9 a.m. – 4p.m. COVID-19 testing is open to Louisiana residents, age two and older.

Members of the community who wish to be tested should bring an ID and insurance card, if applicable. There are no out-of-pocket costs for those seeking a test and no one will be turned away based on their insurance status. Testing is available at the times listed or until all test kits have been utilized. Testing schedules are subject to change due to weather.

For more information about Ochsner’s community testing resources, please visit www.ochsner.org/testing.


UPDATES
NOVEMBER 30, 2020  

Executive Order Initiating a Modified Phase II of the Parish’s Recover Plan – November 30, 2020


UPDATES
NOVEMBER 25, 2020 

Percent Positivity Data added to www.stpgov.org/COVID19 

Updated Live Safe. Work Safe. Shop Safe. Action Plan to reflect modified Phase 2 guidelines. 


UPDATES
NOVEMBER 24, 2020 

Governor John Bel Edwards Announces Modified Phase 2 Restrictions 

Data from Governor's  Media Briefing


UPDATES
NOVEMBER 18, 2020 

Statement on Mardi Gras 2020 - St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper


UPDATES
NOVEMBER 17, 2020 

St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper Thanksgiving PSA

St. Tammany Parish Coroner Dr. Charles Prestion Thanksgiving PSA


UPDATES
NOVEMBER 16, 2020 

Statement from St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper 

“I want to wish every citizen of St. Tammany a safe and happy Thanksgiving. We know these holidays are going to be different due to COVID-19.  Each one of us can play a part in helping to protect the most vulnerable among us through personal responsibility. We can do this with a few simple steps. Please keep COVID-19 protective measures in mind when planning your holiday. 

“When you celebrate Thanksgiving this year, please continue to wear masks, physically distance, avoid large gatherings — especially gatherings with people you have not been in contact with recently. If you are out in the community wear a mask — especially when inside local businesses and restaurants. As I have said in the past, there are several ways to support our local restaurants and small businesses. Shopping with them is one and helping them to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a mask when you are inside their establishments is another. 

“I continue to work to balance the health of our community with the health of our economy, and I ask each and every citizen to continue to work with me to achieve this balance. By protecting ourselves and one other, we can all contribute to the recovery.  Please take personal responsibility as we enter into the holidays. Have a safe, healthy, and happy Thanksgiving.” 

 


UPDATES
NOVEMBER 16, 2020 

Ochsner Health Systems Community COVID-19 Testing in Slidell This Week — November 17 – November 20, 2020

Ochsner Health System is offering Community COVID-19 testing this week in the Slidell area —Tuesday, November 17, 2020 through Friday, November 20, 2020 at the Fritchie Park Gym, 905 W. Howze Beach Road. The testing site is open from 9 a.m. – 4p.m. COVID-19 testing is open to Louisiana residents, age two and older. 

Members of the community who wish to be tested should bring an ID and insurance card, if applicable. There are no out-of-pocket costs for those seeking a test and no one will be turned away based on their insurance status. Testing is available at the times listed or until all test kits have been utilized. Testing schedules are subject to change due to weather. 

For more information about Ochsner’s community testing resources, please visit www.ochsner.org/testing.


UPDATES
November 6, 2020

Executive Order Extending Phase 3


UPDATES
November 3, 2020

Ochsner Health Systems Community COVID-19 Testing in Slidell Underway this Week

Ochsner Health System is offering Community COVID-19 testing this week from Tuesday, November 3, 2020 through Friday, November 6, 2020, at the Fritchie Park Gym, 905 W. Howze Beach Road, in Slidell, from 9 a.m. – 4p.m. COVID-19 testing is open to Louisiana residents, age two and older.

Members of the community who wish to be tested should bring an ID and insurance card, if applicable. There are no out-of-pocket costs for those seeking a test and no one will be turned away based on their insurance status. Testing is available at the times listed or until all test kits have been utilized. Testing schedules are subject to change due to weather.

For more information about Ochsner’s community testing resources, please visit www.ochsner.org/testing.


UPDATES
October 23, 2020 

Executive Order Amending Phase Three of Recovery Plan – Outdoor Athletic Venues – October 23, 2020


UPDATES
October 19, 2020

Ochsner Health Systems Community COVID-19 Testing in Slidell Underway this Week

Ochsner Health System is offering Community COVID-19 testing this week through Friday, October 23, 2020, at the Fritchie Park Gym, 905 W. Howze Beach Road, in Slidell, from 9 a.m. – 4p.m. COVID-19 testing is open to Louisiana residents, age two and older.

Members of the community who wish to be tested should bring an ID and insurance card, if applicable. There are no out-of-pocket costs for those seeking a test and no one will be turned away based on their insurance status. Testing is available at the times listed or until all test kits have been utilized. Testing schedules are subject to change due to weather.


For more information about Ochsner’s community testing resources, please visit www.ochsner.org/testing.


UPDATES
OCTOBER 9, 2020

Executive Order Amending Phase Three of the Recovery Plan November 6th - October 9, 2020 


UPDATES
oCTOBER 7, 2020  

Executive Order Amending Phase Three of the Recovery Plan - Reopening of Bars - October 7, 2020 


UPDATES
SEPTEMBER 21, 2020  
 

Ochsner Health Systems Community COVID-19 Testing in Slidell Underway this Week

Ochsner Health System is offering Community COVID-19 testing this week from Tuesday, September 22, 2020 through Friday, September 25, 2020 at the Fritchie Park Gym, located at 905 W. Howze Beach Road in the Slidell area. Testing is available from 9 a.m. – 4p.m. COVID-19 testing is open to Louisiana residents, age two and older.

Members of the community who wish to be tested should bring an ID and insurance card, if applicable. There are no out-of-pocket costs for those seeking a test and no one will be turned away based on their insurance status. Testing is available at the times listed or until all test kits have been utilized. Testing schedules are subject to change due to weather.

For more information about Ochsner’s community testing resources, please visit www.ochsner.org/testing.


UPDATES
SEPTEMBER 21, 2020  

Amendment to Phase 3 Declaration 


UPDATES
SEPTEMBER 16, 2020  

Ochsner Health Systems Community COVID-19 Testing in Mandeville Underway this Week

Ochsner Health System is offering Community COVID-19 testing this week from Wednesday, September 16, 2020 through Friday, September 18, 2020 at the Mandeville Community Center located at 3090 E Causeway Approach in Mandeville. Testing is available from 9 a.m. – 4p.m. COVID-19 testing is open to Louisiana residents, age two and older.

Members of the community who wish to be tested should bring an ID and insurance card, if applicable. There are no out-of-pocket costs for those seeking a test and no one will be turned away based on their insurance status. Testing is available at the times listed or until all test kits have been utilized. Testing schedules are subject to change due to weather.


For more information about Ochsner’s community testing resources, please visit www.ochsner.org/testing.


UPDATES
SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 

Emergency Declaration Phase 3


UPDATES
SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 

Statement From St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper on Moving to Phase 3

“Moving to Phase 3 is the right thing to do for us at this time, and we appreciate the Governor’s decision. I want to thank him for his continued leadership and his consideration of my formal request, as well as the resolutions put forth by  the St. Tammany Parish Council and the St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce, requesting the ability to move forward. I have faith in our citizens that we will continue to take personal responsibility to do what is necessary to slow the spread and simultaneously support our local businesses. As I have said from the start of our emergency response to this pandemic, I want to balance the health of our community with the health of our economy,” Cooper said. “We, as a community, have risen to the call, to take personal responsibility to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health of our citizens — especially the most vulnerable. We want to begin to resume a sense of normalcy, and to strike the balance for the health of our economy.”

 


UPDATES
SEPTEMBER 5, 2020

St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper Offers Support for Regional Recovery Phases

St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper has penned a personal letter to Governor John Bel Edwards asking him to consider regional implementation of COVID-19 recovery phases, in lieu of the current statewide implementation model. In addition, Cooper’s letter asks that the Governor make the criteria for any Parish to enter Phase 3 available to Parish leaders state-wide so that each region can base their decisions on phased re-openings using these criteria. This letter supports similar appeals to the Governor by the St. Tammany Parish Council as well as the St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce.

“As I have said from the start of our emergency response to this pandemic, I want to balance the health of our community with the health of our economy. St. Tammany has risen to the call, as a community, to take personal responsibility to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health of our citizens — especially the most vulnerable. We want to use this momentum to move into the next phase, to increase capacity in our small businesses and our restaurants, while keeping precautions in place so that our economy can begin to robustly recover. I have faith in our citizens that we will continue to take personal responsibility to do what is necessary to slow the spread and simultaneously support our local businesses. We want to begin to resume a sense of normalcy, and to strike the balance for the health of our economy.”

Cooper stresses that he wants safety protocols — wearing a mask in public, physically distancing, and practicing personal hygiene — to remain in place going forward. According to the Louisiana Department of Health, 90,230 tests have been administered in St. Tammany, with 6,220 total positive cases reported. This is a 6.89% positivity rate.

Read the letter here

 


UPDATES
AUGUST 28, 2020

St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper signs Executive Order Extending Phase 2 (until September 11th, 2020).  Read the Executive Order here


UPDATES
AUGUST 17, 2020


Drive-Thru Covid-19 Testing Sites

Tuesday, August 18th and Wednesday, August 19th
8:00am – 11:00am
St Timothy UMC
335 Asbury Dr
Mandeville, LA

Thursday August 20th and Friday, August 21st
8:00am – 11:00am
Jubilee Foods
64109 LA-1090
Pearl River, LA


UPDATES
August 11, 2020 

Community Covid-19 Testing · Hosted by Ochsner Health

Location: Church of the King ( 22205 Little Creek Rd, Mandeville, LA 70471 )
When: Tuesday - Friday, 9 AM - 4 PM

COVID-19 testing is open to Louisiana residents, age two and older.

Members of the community who wish to be tested should bring an ID and insurance card, if applicable. There are no out-of-pocket costs for those seeking a test and no one will be turned away based on their insurance status. Testing is available at the times listed or until all test kits have been utilized.

Testing schedules are subject to change due to weather.

For more information about Ochsner’s community testing resources, please visit www.ochsner.org/testing.


UPDATES
August 7, 2020 

St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper signs Executive Order Extending Phase 2 (until August 28).  Read the Executive Order here


Updates
August 6, 2020

St. Tammany Parish Government Partners with Business Community and Elected Officials in Mask Ask Campaign.  (Read the full press release here)

St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper has enlisted the help of local mayors, leaders in the business community, and local businesses to help him continue to spread the word and provide educational information about the importance of wearing a mask to minimize the spread of COVID-19. In what Cooper calls his Mask Ask campaign, he has partnered with the St. Tammany Corporation and the St. Tammany Chamber to produce a limited number of signs made for local business to display in their businesses. The signs are tools to increase educational awareness on why the Centers for Disease Control recommends masking to slow the spread of COVID-19. The signs are free for pick up to any business wishing to participate. They encourage citizens to take personal responsibility, and to do their parts with catchy phrases like “It’s not much to ask — wear a mask.” Rip Stoltz, President/Owner of SEI-Specialty Enhanced Imaging in Slidell, generously donated production costs as part of the Public awareness effort.

Signs may be picked up at the locations below between the hours of 10 a.m. – 4p.m.

- St. Tammany Parish Government, (985) 898-5243; 21490 Koop Drive Building A
- St. Tammany Corporation, (985) 809-7874, 21489 Koop Drive, Suite 7
- At either location of the St. Tammany Chamber, (985) 892- 3216. In Slidell, 2220 Carey Street, and in Covington, 610 Hollycrest Blvd.  

Businesses wishing to have signs delivered, please call (985)809-1411 to arrange.


UPDATES:
AUGUST 4, 2020
 

Ochsner Health COVID-19 Testing Locations - Week of August 3, 2020
Ochsner is hosting COVID-19 testing locations in the Northshore region this week. Testing is open to Louisiana residents. You do not need to show symptoms to get tested.

Members of the community who wish to be tested should bring an ID and insurance card, if applicable. There are no out-of-pocket costs for those seeking a test and no one will be turned away based on their insurance status. Testing is available at the times listed or until all test kits have been utilized.

Testing schedules are subject to change due to weather.

Tuesday, August 4 - Friday, August 7
9 AM - 4 PM
Fritchie Park Gym
905 W. Howze Beach Rd. Slidell, LA 70458

For this list of locations and the entire listing of all Ochsner locations throughout Louisiana, click here


UPDATES:
JULY 27, 2020

Free LDH testing sites for the week of July 27, 2020

This chart will be updated as more information comes in – please call sites to confirm test availability. You can see parish by parish testing locations at LDH’s website (http://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/3934)

Monday, July 27
Magnolia Park, 13296 Hwy 40, Folsom, LA (8:00am to 11:30am)

Tuesday, July 28
Magnolia Park, 13296 Hwy 40, Folsom, LA (8:00am to 11:30am)
First Baptist Church of Mandeville, 1895 Highway 190, Mandeville, LA  70448  (9am- 4pm)

Wednesday, July 29
Ball Park Madisonville, 1007 Pine Street, Madisonville, LA (8:00am to 11:30am)
First Baptist Church of Mandeville, 1895 Highway 190, Mandeville, LA  70448 (9am- 4pm)

Thursday, July 30
Ball Park Madisonville, 1007 Pine Street, Madisonville, LA (8:00am to 11:30am)
First Baptist Church of Mandeville, 1895 Highway 190, Mandeville, LA  70448 (9am- 4pm)

Friday, July 31
Ball Park Madisonville, 1007 Pine Street, Madisonville, LA (8:00am to 11:30am)
First Baptist Church of Mandeville, 1895 Highway 190, Mandeville, LA  70448 (9am- 4pm)


uPDATES:
July 24,2020

This morning, July 24th, Parish President Mike Cooper extended Phase 2 in St. Tammany Parish to August 7th.   You can view the order here.
Please continue to wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands, and limit trips outside your home.  Together we can move to Phase 3.


Updates:
JULY 20, 2020

Free COVID-19 testing available at the following locations (information provided by LDH):
Requirements: 18 years and older and a photo ID

Abita Springs Recreation Center
22519 Hwy 36, Abita Springs, LA 70420
July 23-24 from 9 AM - 4 PM or until test kits run out


UPDATES:
July 16, 2020

Louisiana Department of Health Opens COVID-19 Mobile Testing Site in St. Tammany Parish
In Partnership with the Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health and the Louisiana National Guard, COVID-19 testing will be available in St. Tammany Parish through a mobile COVID-19 testing site location in St. Tammany, Friday, July 17, 2020 at the St. Tammany Parish Fairgrounds, located at 1301 N. Columbia St. in the Covington area. The testing site will be open from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

To be tested, residents must be at least 18 years old and have a valid Louisiana ID.  The site will use a self-administered nasal swab test that will allow those being tested to swab their own noses onsite while in their vehicles, observed by a trained medical volunteer to ensure the sample is taken correctly, and drop the sealed sample into a container on their way out of the drive-thru site. Those being tested will need to wear a mask and stay in their cars for verification of eligibility criteria, ID check and self-administered test. Walk up testing is not preferred due to safety concerns. 

Ochsner Testing Site Continues Through End of Week
Ochsner Health System continues to conduct COVID-19 testing in St. Tammany through Thursday, July 16, 2020 – Friday, July 17, 2020  at Celebration Church Slidell Campus, located at 1000 Caruso Blvd., Suite 201. The site opens at 9 a.m. Testing is open to Louisiana residents. You do not need to show symptoms to get tested.

Members of the community who wish to be tested should bring an ID and insurance card, if applicable. There are no out-of-pocket costs for those seeking a test and no one will be turned away based on their insurance status. Testing is available at the times listed or until all test kits have been utilized.

Testing schedules are subject to change due to weather.


UPDATES:
July 14, 2020

Ochsner Health System will conduct COVID-19 testing in St. Tammany from Tuesday, July 14, 2020 – Friday, July 17, 2020 at Celebration Church Slidell Campus, located at 1000 Caruso Blvd., Suite 201. The site opens at 9 a.m. Testing is open to Louisiana residents. You do not need to show symptoms to get tested.

Members of the community who wish to be tested should bring an ID and insurance card, if applicable. There are no out-of-pocket costs for those seeking a test and no one will be turned away based on their insurance status. Testing is available at the times listed or until all test kits have been utilized.

Testing schedules are subject to change due to weather.


Updates:
July 13, 2020

Parish President, Mike Cooper signs executive order mandating masks when inside a commercial establishment or any other building or space open to the public and when riding in public or commercial transportation or para-transit.

For the full order details and exemptions, click here to view the order (pdf)


UPDATES: 
July 10, 2020

St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper and mayors from around St. Tammany have a message for all of us. Slow the Pace, Cover your Face to slow the spread of COVID-19. Let's do what best for the health of St. Tammany. Watch the video here.


UPDATES: 
JUNE 30, 2020

Ochsner’s COVID-19 community testing is available at 22205 Little Creek Rd, Mandeville the following dates:

  • June 30th: 9AM - 4PM
  • July 1st: 9AM - 4PM
  • July 2nd: 9AM - 4PM

COVID-19 testing is open to Louisiana residents, age two and older. Even if you are not experiencing symptoms, it is encouraged that you get tested to know your COVID-19 status.

Members of the community who wish to be tested should bring an ID and insurance card, if applicable. There are no out-of-pocket costs for those seeking a test and no one will be turned away based on their insurance status. Testing is available at the times listed or until all test kits have been utilized.

Testing schedules are subject to change due to weather.

For more information about Ochsner’s community testing resources, please visit www.ochsner.org/testing 

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UPDATES: 
JUNE 26, 2020

Parish President, Mike Cooper signs Executive Order in relation to Phase 2 continuation through July 23rd. (View Order)


 
UPDATES:
JUNE 23, 2020

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites are available at the following Walmart locations:

*Note: Testing is only available at the pharmacy drive-thru window*

  • 2800 N Highway 190, Covington, LA
  • 3009 E Causeway Approach, Mandeville, LA
  • 3130 Pontchartrain Drive, Slidell, LA

For more information, visit corporate.walmart.com/covid19testing


UPDATES:
JUNE 22, 2020

Governor Edwards has extended Phase 2 in Louisiana by 28 days  (Office of the Governor Website


Ochsner Health System Testing Site

Ochsner Health has announced community COVID-19 testing locations on the Northshore for Tuesday, June 23, 2020 – Friday, June 26, 2020. Testing is open to Louisiana residents, age two and older. Even if you are not experiencing symptoms, it is encouraged that you get tested to know your COVID-19 status. Ochsner has completed more than 10,000 COVID-19 community tests across the state since May 5.

Members of the community who wish to be tested should bring an ID and insurance card, if applicable. There are no out-of-pocket costs for those seeking a test and no one will be turned away based on their insurance status. Testing is available at the times listed below or until all test kits have been utilized.

Ochsner COVID-19 Community Testing – Pearl River

Tuesday, June 23 – Friday, June 26, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Creekside Junior High School

65434 Louisiana 41,

Pearl River, LA 70452

*All testing locations are subject to change. Changes will be updated at www.stpgov.org/covid19 .


Updates:
June 17, 2020

Louisiana Department of Health Northshore Testing Sites Week of June 22, 2020 Sites are open from 8 a.m.  until approximately 11 a.m. 

Week 5 Monday 6/22/2020 Madisonville St Tammany Ball Park 1007 Pine St., Madisonville
  Tuesday 6/23/2020 Madisonville St Tammany Same  
  Wednesday 6/24/2020 Madisonville St Tammany Coquille Rec. Center 13505 Hwy 1085, Covington
  Thursday 6/25/2020 Folsom St. Tammany Magnolia Park 13296 Hwy 40, Folsom
  Friday 6/26/2020 Mandeville St. Tammany St. Timothy UMC 335 Asbury Dr.Mandeville

 

 

 


Updates:
June 9, 2020

Louisiana Department of Health Northshore Testing Sites re-open the week of June 15, 2020

Week 4

Monday

6/15/2020

Covington

St Tammany

1st Baptist Church  

16333 LA-1085, Covington

Tuesday

6/16/2020

Covington

St Tammany

Same location as 6/15

 

Wednesday

6/17/2020

Abita Springs

St Tammany

Abita Springs Rec Center

22517 LA-36, Abita Springs

Thursday

6/18/2020

Abita Springs

St Tammany

Same Location as 6/17

 

Friday

6/19/2020

Covington

St Tammany

STP Fairgrounds

1301 N. Columbia St. Covington


Updates:
June 9, 2020

Ochsner Health Announces New Community COVID-19 Testing

June 9-12 on the Northshore

Covington, LA – Ochsner Health has announced community COVID-19 testing locations on the Northshore for June 9-12. Testing is open to Louisiana residents, age two and older. Even if you are not experiencing symptoms, it is encouraged that you get tested to know your COVID-19 status. Ochsner has completed more than 10,000 COVID-19 community tests across the state since May 5.

Members of the community who wish to be tested should bring an ID and insurance card, if applicable. There are no out-of-pocket costs for those seeking a test and no one will be turned away based on their insurance status. Testing is available at the times listed below or until all test kits have been utilized.

Please find the testing location details below. Testing schedules are subject to change due to weather.

Tuesday, June 9 through Friday, June 12

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

St. Tammany Community Health Center

1301 N. Florida St.

Covington, LA 70433

Community members will receive their test results 72 hours via the MyChart patient portal or by phone. Those who test positive will have the opportunity to participate in Ochsner’s 14-day symptom tracker program designed for COVID-19 patients who do not require hospital care. Participants receive daily text messages to monitor symptoms and can be connected to our 24/7 nurse on-call line for additional support.

In addition to offering community testing, Ochsner has the following resources available:

  • Call the free Ochsner information line at 844-888-2772 for 24/7 advice and COVID-19 information
  • Established Ochsner patients can schedule a video visit with their provider and send secure messages via MyOchsner
  • New patients can see a provider over video through www.ochsner.org/virtualvisits or via the Ochsner Anywhere Care app.  

For more information about Ochsner’s community testing resources, including a list of locations, please visit www.ochsner.org/testing.                       


Updates:
June 1, 2020

Gov. Edwards Announces Louisiana's Roadmap to Resilience Will Start Phase 2 on Friday, June 5


Updates:
May 24, 2020

FREE COVID-19 TESTING in ST. TAMMANY PARISH

In Partnership with the Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health and the Louisiana National Guard, COVID-19 testing will be available to St. Tammany Parish residents at the locations below in the Parish.  

ST. TAMMANY PARISH WEEK1-4 0800am to approximately 1100am

Friday

6/5/2020

Lacombe

St Tammany

Village Church

 29180 Hwy 190 Lacombe 70445

Details: To be tested, residents must be at least 18 years old and have a valid Louisiana ID.  The site will use a self-administered nasal swab test that will allow those being tested to swab their own nose onsite while in their vehicles, observed by a trained medical volunteer to ensure the sample is taken correctly, and drop the sealed sample into a container on their way out of the drive-thru site.   Those being tested will need to wear a mask and stay in their cars for verification of eligibility criteria, ID check and self-administered test. Walk up testing is not preferred due to safety concerns. 

From May 26 until June 19, mobile test sites will be operating throughout the Florida Parishes. For a complete list of testing sites, see the list here.

St. Tammany Parish Government will update testing locations through the local media, on www.stpgov.org/COVID19 , STPG-TV, Social Media, and Emergency Operations Update emails from St. Tammany Parish Government.


Updates:
May 19, 2020

Ochsner Health Announces Community COVID-19 Testing in St. Tammany Parish

COVINGTON, LA – Ochsner Health has expanded its community COVID-19 testing efforts on the Northshore beginning Thursday, May 21, 2020. Testing at locations across the region will continue through the remainder of the year at locations based on community need. Testing is open to Louisiana residents, age two and older, who wish to know their status. This investment in enhanced community testing is a critical step towards a safe reopening.

“This is an opportunity for any resident over the age of two to be tested,” said Mike Cooper, St. Tammany Parish President.  “We appreciate Ochsner standing up this testing site. We appreciate their community partnership always and especially during this pandemic.”

“It is incredibly import that those who want to be tested for COVID-19 have that opportunity. Ochsner is committed to keeping our staff, patients and our community safe, as many in the public go back to work and get closer to a sense of normalcy. Providing Community Testing is just one of the initiatives we are doing to bring that about,” said John Herman, CEO, Ochsner Northshore Region. “Our Clinics and other facilities are open and ready to see patients in a safe, clean environment, where we take their safety and wellbeing as our number one priority.”

Members of the community who wish to be tested should bring an ID and insurance card, if applicable. There are no out-of-pocket costs for those seeking a test and no one will be turned away based on their insurance status. Testing is available at the times listed below or until all test kits have been utilized.

Please find the Northshore testing location details below. Testing schedules are subject to change due to weather.

Thursday, May 21

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  

 

Friday, May 22

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Church of the King – Little Creek Campus

22205 Little Creek Rd.

Mandeville, LA 70471

 


Community members will receive their test results within 24-72 hours via the MyChart patient portal or by phone. Those who test positive will have the opportunity to participate in Ochsner’s 14-day symptom tracker program designed for COVID-19 patients who do not require hospital care. Participants receive daily text messages to monitor symptoms and can be connected to our 24/7 nurse on-call line for additional support.

In addition to offering community testing, Ochsner has the following resources available:

  • Call the free Ochsner information line at 844-888-2772 for 24/7 advice and COVID-19 information
  • Established Ochsner patients can schedule a video visit with their provider and send secure messages via MyOchsner
  • New patients can see a provider over video through www.ochsner.org/virtualvisits or via the Ochsner Anywhere Care app.  

For up-to-date information and resources on COVID-19, visit www.ochsner.org/coronavirus.                       

 


Updates:
May 19, 2020

Northshore Technical Community College Chancellor William Wainwright  gave us a Phase One Reopening Update Click here to watch.

Tri-Parish Works Phase One Reopening


Updates:
May 15, 2020

 

22nd Judicial Courts Announce Phase One Reopening Guidelines

www.22ndjdc.org


Updates:
May 12, 2020

Final LIVE SAFE. WORK SAFE. SHOP SAFE. Action Plan released. 

sttammanysafe.com Launched


Updates:
May 11, 2020

Gov. Edwards: Louisiana will Move to Phase One Statewide on May 15, COVID-19 Stay at Home Order will be Lifted for Louisianans


Updates:
May 10, 2020

Happy Mother's Day!

Top Ten on the Tenth!


Updates:
May 8, 2020

LIVE SAFE. WORK SAFE. SHOP SAFE. DRAFT ACTION PLAN SUBMITTED BY ADVISORY COUNCIL TO PARISH PRESIDENT COOPER FOR FINAL REVIEW – STATEMENT FROM ST. TAMMANY PARISH PRESIDENT MIKE COOPER AND CHRIS MASINGILL, ST. TAMMANY CORPORATION CEO

The Live Safe. Work Safe. Shop Safe. Action Plan can be downloaded at http://sttammanycorp.org/live-safe-work-safe-shop-safe-action-plan/.


Updates:
May 6, 2020

United Way of Southeast Louisiana Joined us for an update. Here's a link to their website and how you can help: https://www.unitedwaysela.org/helpalice


Updates:
May 5, 2020

LPHI and LDH to Host Regional Tele-Town Hall Series – COVID-19: Preparing for the Next Phase May 5, 2020 - 4 p.m. – Region 9 (Hammond/North Shore Area)https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/9067878409549238541


Updates:
May 4, 2020

Sewerage Inspection Permit Program

On Tuesday May 5, 2020, the Department of Environmental Services will begin performing sewerage inspections for applicants who are attempting to buy or sell a home and who have already submitted  the required application and payment.  We will continue to accept new applications but those who have already submitted their information will have priority.

The requirement for a Sewerage Inspection Permit for those seeking electrical service will continue to be waived until May 17, 2020.  This waiver only applies to those needing electrical service before May 17th.

New applications along with a check or money order payable to St. Tammany Parish Government in the amount of $50.00 may be mailed to us at:

The Department of Environmental Services

P.O. Box 628

Covington, Louisiana 70434

Or, the application and payment can be placed in one of our Tammany Utilities drop boxes located at:

350 North Military Road, Slidell; and,

21454 Koop Dr., Mandeville (next to the pavilion)

If you have questions or need further assistance, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Updates:
April 30, 2020

 

STAR TRANSIT COVID-19 FACEMASK POLICY

In an effort to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, STAR Transit will require all passengers to wear a facemask that covers their nose and mouth while on board. Customers who do not wear a mask will not be permitted on board The facemask requirement will go into effect on Monday, May 4, 2020, and will continue until further notice. The masks are not required to be hospital grade.  They can be bandannas, fabric masks or neck gaiters.  Other safety measures are already in place, including additional vehicle cleanings and social distancing of passengers on the vehicles.


 
Updates:
April 30, 2020

Draft guidelines from the St. Tammany Reopening Plan Continuum for the current phase, in correspondence with the existing the Executive Orders


Updates:
April 24, 2020

A Virtual Parish Council meeting has been scheduled for May 7th at 6 PM.  Instructions for viewing the meeting and how to provide public comment will be provided as soon as possible. See notice here.


Updates:
April 22, 2020

 Press Conference - video


UPDATES:
April 20, 2020

LDH Announces Further Breakdown of Data 

St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper Announces Members of Newly Formed Advisory Council

Members of the Advisory Council are:

Sandy Badinger – Chief Executive Officer, Slidell Memorial Hospital 

Rhonda Bagby – Market Vice-President, Humana Health and Chairwoman, Northshore Business Council Board of Directors

Susan Bonnett Bourgeois – Chief Executive Officer, Northshore Community Foundation

Tiffany Carrasco – CAO and Deputy Chief, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office

Alan Case – Vice-President, Lowry-Dunham, Case & Vivien Insurance Agency and Board Member, St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce

Joan Coffman – Chief Executive Officer, St. Tammany Parish Hospital

Kyle Cooper – Cooper Homes and President, Northshore Homebuilders Association

Bonnie Eades – Executive Director, Northshore Business Council

Chief Chris Kaufmann – St. Tammany Parish Fire Protection District #1 and St. Tammany Fire Chiefs Association President

Marty Mayer – President and Chief Executive Officer, Stirling Properties and Chairman, St. Tammany Corporation Board of Commissioners

Gretchen McKinney – Owner & Principal Consultant, increment, LLC and Vice Chairwoman, St. Tammany Society for Human Resource Management Board of Directors

Mark Myers – Attorney, Resolutions by Mark A. Myers, P.L.C., Chairman, St. Tammany Parish Tourist & Convention Commission and Chairman, Harbor Center Board of Directors

Donna O’Daniels – Chief Executive Officer, St. Tammany Parish Tourist & Convention Commission

Lacey Osborne – Chief Executive Officer, St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Charles Preston – St. Tammany Parish Coroner

Mike Tillman – Vice-President of Global Strategy & Raw Materials, Rain Carbon and Vice-President, St. Tammany Corporation Board of Commissioners


UPDATES:
April 20, 2020

St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper Forms Advisory Council to Establish Re-opening Action Plan

The Louisiana Department of Health is now reporting confirmed positive cases by Census Tract. Tracts with a 2010 population below 1,000 did not have cases matched to them. See the map on their dashboard at http://ldh.la.gov/Coronavirus/.


UPDATES:
April 17, 2020

Update from St. Tammany Parish Public Schools :Fourth Quarter Learning Resources, New Guidance for Grades K-11, Continued Student Support for the 2020-2021 School Year


UPDATES:
April 16, 2020

LDH Updates Reporting on Nursing Homes


UPDATES:
April 15, 2020

Gov. Edwards Signs Order Closing Louisiana Schools for the Remainder of the Current School Year, Remote Learning Will Continue

The COAST - Council on Aging St. Tammany will distribute food boxes to St. Tammany residents age 60 and older at four locations throughout the parish beginning Thursday, April 16. Information here.


UPDATES:
April 14, 2020

FOX 8 WVUE | April 14, 2020
St. Tammany Parish Update 

The COAST - Council on Aging St. Tammany will distribute food boxes to St. Tammany residents age 60 and older at four locations throughout the parish beginning Thursday, April 16. Information here.


UPDATES:
April 13, 2020

President Cooper Signs proclamation for National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week


UPDATES:
April 12, 2020

Have a Happy Easter!


UPDATES:
April 11, 2020

St. Tammany Parish Health Systems Waging war on superbugs

Tulane University awarded $10.3 million to test therapeutics, vaccines for novel coronavirus


UPDATES:
April 10, 2020

St. Tammany Parish Government Offices are closed in observance of Good Friday. Have a safe and happy Easter!

Top Ten on the Tenth

Thank you to everyone on the front lines! Watch message


UPDATES:
April 9, 2020

St. Tammany Parish Public Schools Announced today: Easter/Spring Break will be observed next week as scheduled.Support and academic resources remain on our district website and STPPS TV. We will continue sharing new academic resources after the holiday.Grab-and-Go daily hot meals will continue during the break, and boxes of shelf-stable lunches and breakfasts for 10 days will be available Wednesday, April 15. Weekly boxes will not be offered April 22.For more info, visit www.stpsb.org/coronavirus.


UPDATES:
April 8, 2020

 • Extended Stay at Home Order

• In his latest update, St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper spoke with Access St. Tammany STPG-TV. He discussed the extension of his Stay At Home Order and the additional provisions included in it for essential stores and retail establishments. He answered questions from citizens regarding reports from the Louisiana Department of Health and statuses of hospitals in St. Tammany. He also asked residents to take the Easter weekend to stay in, and use this time to make continue to make an impact on slowing the spread of COVID-19.

Links to video clips:

Stay At Home Order

LDH Reports and Hospital Statuses

Stay in Easter Weekend


UPDATES:
April 7, 2020

St. Tammany Parish Business Operation Updates
• Congressman Steve Scalise: Coronavirus Legislation FAQ
• Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D.:  Cares Act Recovery Check FAQ
• Senator John Kennedy: Coronavirus Information & Resources


UPDATES:
April 6, 2020

Congressman Steve Scalise gives an easy-to-read summary of the CARES Act.


UPDATES:
April 5, 2020

The Southeastern News Channel recently spoke with St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper : http://thesoutheasternchannel.com/programs/covid-19/ .


UPDATES:
April 4, 2020

Here is the latest update from St. Tammany Parish Government: http://www.stpgov.org/residents/news/item/4504-st-tammany-parish-emergency-operations-update-april-3-2020 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfxbxZ51L8s&t=11s


UPDATES:
April 3, 2020

one 4/3/2020: The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html https://youtu.be/tPx1yqvJgf4

Here is the latest update from St. Tammany Parish Government: http://www.stpgov.org/residents/news/item/4504-st-tammany-parish-emergency-operations-update-april-3-2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfxbxZ51L8s&t=11s


UPDATES:
April 2, 2020

Governor John Bel Edwards announced a new text alert system that will provide timely COVID-19 updates and other critical guidance directly from the governor’s office to Louisiana residents.To opt-in, text ‘LACOVID’ to 67283.


UPDATES:
April 1, 2020

Today is Census Day. This is a way we can all contribute. Look for your Census invitation in the mail (it's probably arrived already) and respond. The good news is, you can do it AT HOME, on your computer!

The 2020 Census will determine congressional representation, inform hundreds of billions in federal funding every year, and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade including: school lunches and plans for highways. Support for firefighters and families in need. Census results affect everyday life in our community. It only happens once every ten years.

U.S. Census Bureau

Respond at 2020Census.gov


UPDATES:
March 30, 2020

Due to uncertainty of the COVID‐19 virus, St. Tammany Parish has decided to resume inspections on a very limited basis. These inspections are limited to single family, multi-family and some commercial inspections. No inspections will be scheduled for accessory structures, swimming pools or generators. There shall be no workers present while inspections are taking place. Special inspections are suspended until further notice.

  • - Preliminary Drainage
  • - Plumbing Underground
  • - Foundations
  • - Open Wall to include all trades done as one inspection
  • - Electrical Service
  • - Final to include all trades done as one inspection
  • - Final Drainage
  • - Six Month Vacancy

All building permits can continue to be filed electronically at www.mygovernmentonline.org
To schedule inspections, call:
985-898-2574
985-898-5214
985-646-4166
985-898-2780


UPDATES:
March 29, 2020

NAMI St. Tammany Mental Health Resources

Keeping Calm through COVID Hotline Call 1-866-310-7977 24/7Trained counselors available 24/7. All calls are confidential.


UPDATES:
March 28, 2020

St. Tammany Corporation, in partnership with the Louisiana SBDC at Southeastern Louisiana University (LSBDC), will host a series of workshops for businesses, beginning on Monday, March 30th at 9:00 AM CST through Friday, April 3rd to discuss helping small businesses navigate the U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Application process. The workshops are free to join and will be facilitated via the Zoom platform each day.To register for the day that works best for your schedule, click this link: http://sttammanycorp.org/sba-disaster-loan-application-guidance-workshops/?fbclid=IwAR0eCkfDfVtqGW2AwCAS-Zf8vzUDsY9f2xrXs8WY7f6beCaVsaO6VntelOQ Each workshop is limited to 100 participants. It is strongly recommended that if you haven’t already, download the Zoom Software and/or App prior to the beginning of your selected workshop date


UPDATES:
March 27, 2020

Tammany Trace will close Monday, March 30, 2020

All St. Tammany Parish Government employees who are able to work remotely, will do so starting Monday, March 30, 2020.

St. Tammany Parish Government operations will continue, with Tammany Utilities and Public Works Crews prepared to respond to immediate needs. Building code and drainage inspections will see a suspension during this time. Litter Abatement crews will continue to stand down. The Tammany Trace will close effective Monday, March 30, 2020. The Lacombe draw bridge will remain in the upright position for the duration of the closure, to allow marine vessels to get through. The Kids Konnection Playground, the St. Tammany Fishing Pier, Camp Salmen Nature Park, and Northshore Beach remain closed.


Updates:
March 26, 2020

St. Tammany Parish Government’s Access St. Tammany STPG-TV is broadcasting a COVID-19 Dashboard with up-to-the minute information from St. Tammany Parish Government, the Louisiana’s Governor’s Office, the Louisiana Department of Health, and the CDC. Viewers can watch it on Charter at Channel 710, or on AT&T U-Verse, Channel 99, menu item Access St. Tammany. It is also live-streamed here.


Updates:
March 25, 2020

Statewide burn ban issued during public health emergency 

Agency Updates:

St. Tammany Parish Public School System: Modified “Grab and Go” Meal Distribution Resumes Next Week
The St. Tammany Parish Public School System is partnering with local community businesses to offer options for both weekly and daily distribution of “Grab and Go” meals beginning next week. Read more at stpsb.org/coronavirus


Updates:
March 24, 2020

Tammany Utilities Update
Notice of Change for Garbage District #1

Tammany Trace Updates
Starting Wednesday, March 25th, bathrooms at the Tammany Trace will be closed.  Residents are still allowed to use the Trace but social distancing is required.  

Municipality Updates – For the most up-to-date closures, please check with your local municipality if you have any questions. If a municipality isn’t listed, there have not been any changes or updates since the last update post on March 17th.

City of Slidell Updates

Important News:
The Slidell city administration has called for an emergency Slidell City Council meeting which will be held on Tuesday, March 24, at 5:30 p.m.

Closures
Slidell Animal Shelter is closed to the public until further notice
Camellia City Farmers Market is closed until further notice

Ways to help:
A new Facebook group “Slidell Strong” was created to find volunteers to shop for groceries and supplies for the elderly, sick and disabled in our community. To volunteer or for more information, please visit www.facebook.com/groups/Slidellstrong

City of Mandeville Updates

Closures
As of Monday, all parks and playgrounds are officially closed, including Paul Cordes Park (behind City Hall), Tyler Thomas Park on Lamarque Street, Neighborwoods, Sunset Point, and both playgrounds at either end of the Lakefront. The Lakefront is closed except for the walking path.  No picnicking, gatherings, hammocks or chairs allowed.

City of Covington Updates

New COVID-19 Information Center Page

Madisonville Updates

Closures
• Town Hall has been closed to the public – please make all payments online, over the phone or in the outside drop box.
• The Police Station is closed to the public
• The Madisonville Museum is closed to the public
•  All public meetings and events have been cancelled until 4/13/2020

Pearl River Updates

• All Street workers have been sent home until further notice but are on an as needed basis to come to work.
• The Sewer/ Water Department will be coming in daily to do maintenance to the Sewer Plant and to check all Lift Stations to make sure they are operating properly. After they have addressed all those needs they will return home and are on an as needed basis.
• Town of Pearl River facilities will be closed to the public

Agency Updates

St. Tammany Parish School Board COVID-19 Updates

Grab and Go Meal Distribution suspended as March 23rd 2020.

 


UPDATES:
March 23, 2020

Press Conference March 23, 2020
Statements from Public Officials


Updates:
March 21-22, 2020

SNAP and UNEMPLOYMENT Information

• CISA Essential Business Guidelines Document

Statement By Mike Cooper, St. Tammany Parish President Regarding Governor John Bel Edwards' State-Wide Stay at Home Order - March 22, 2020

“Governor John Bel Edwards announced earlier today a state-wide Stay At Home Order effective at 5 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2020. As St. Tammany Parish President, I want to make it clear that I fully support the Governor’s actions, and we will fully comply with his order. I will sign and record a Parish-wide Executive  Stay-At-Home Order tomorrow,” said St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper. “I, like Governor Edwards, am asking for maximum compliance from our citizens. We are urging all of our residents to comply, for the safety, health and welfare of our citizens. Our community has already taken aggressive steps to slow the spread of the virus.  We are at a critical time in this public health emergency and we need to do more to slow the spread so we can begin to see a flattening of the curve. This will allow our medical resources to keep up with the positive cases we are told to expect. Again, I am asking all St. Tammany residents to be good citizens, cooperate with this order, and make sure your family does the same. We must work together to begin to see a slow of the spread of this virus.”


 
 
Updates:
March 20, 2020

•  All Parish Maintenance Barns are closed to the public

Clerk of Court updates page


Updates:
March 19, 2020

• Tammany Utilities Offices are closed to the public, including the office at 350 North Military Road. Customers can use dropboxes for payments, or call  985-276-6400 or 985-643-1376. Workers are there taking calls
Kids Konnection Playground on Koop Drive is closed and will continue to be closed until further notice.
Northshore Beach in the Slidell area is closed and will continue to be closed until further notice.
The St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office is closed to the public.

The St Tammany Parish Registrar of Voters Office is closed due to the public health emergency that has been declared in St Tammany Parish because of the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus).

 


Updates:
March 18, 2020

• Watch today's update here.

• Currently there are 8 COVID-19 cases in St. Tammany Parish

The Louisiana Workforce Commission has relaxed requirements for obtaining Unemployment Benefits

• Residents are reminded to think of your neighbors:
   - The supply chain is intact.  Please follow the CDC's recommendations of one week's worth of groceries.
   - Assist those who cannot go to stores (elderly, immune compromised, and those who are sick)
   - Remember to keep practicing safe hygiene habits and social distancing – we are doing all this to flatten the curve

The Louisiana Governor held a Press Conference today. Watch it here: https://www.facebook.com/LouisianaGov/videos/548771325764971/

Closures

Beginning today, the following St. Tammany Parish Government buildings are closed to the Public:

• Koop Drive Campus, Towers Building, Tyler Street Complex, Courthouse Annex Building
• The St. Tammany Justice Center has limited access for the public with the exception of emergency courts, the St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office, and the Clerk of Court. 

SBA Loans for businesses affected by COVID-19

Business owners can apply online at sba.gov/disaster.  At the moment, Orleans and Jefferson parishes are options available to file.  The rest of the state should be available to file later today or tomorrow.  If business owners are having issues with the online form, please call the SBA directly at 1-800-659-2955 (TTY/TDD: 1-800-877-8339)

SBA Disaster Assistance Resources for Businesses
Economic Injury Worksheet

Other Helpful Information

Ways to Slow the Spread
CDC Guidelines for COVID-19 Prevention and Preparation
 


CURRENT STPGOV, Municipality and Agency Updates:
March 17, 2020
 

St Tammany Parish Government

Covid-19 status:
6 cases as of 9:30 AM, March 17, 2020

Closures

• Koop Drive Campus is closed to the public starting Wednesday, March 18th
• Tyler Street offices are closed to the public starting Wednesday, March 18th
• Justice Center closed to the public starting Wednesday, March 18th
    - Except for emergency courts, St. Tammany Sheriff's Office, and the Clerk of Court
• The Towers Building in Slidell will be closed completely, starting Wednesday, March 18th 
• Camp Salmen Closed
• Animal Services is closed to the public starting Wednesday, March 18th.  No intake or adoptions.
• All Public Meetings Postponed Pursuant to Emergency Declaration
• All other Parish Business – permits, etc. should be done online
• We are working closely with St. Tammany Corp., our Economic Development partner, to determine the need we’ll be facing and what resources we can gather moving forward. 

Municipality updates

City of Slidell  COVID-19 Updates
State of Emergency issued
All public Meetings have been cancelled until April 13th, 2020

Closures

• Slidell City Hall
• Slidell Municipal Auditorium
• Slidell Municipal Airport terminal
• Slidell Cultural Center at City Hall
• Slidell Museum and Slidell Mardi Gras Museum
• Slidell city offices, conference and meeting rooms
• Slidell city gymnasiums and city parks and restroom facilities including John Slidell Park, Heritage Park, Fritchie Park, Possum Hollow Park, and neighborhood parks

City of Mandeville  COVID-19 Updates

Closures
• City of Mandeville offices are closed to public contact, offices can be reached at 985-626-3144 or by e-mail
• Community Center, Saturday Market, and Trailhead are closed
• All public meetings are cancelled until the week of April 13, 2020
 

City of Covington

Closures
• City Hall closed to the public, please call the office with any questions.  Specific department phone numbers can be found at www.covla.com 


Town of Pearl River

Closures
• Park and Community center
• Town Hall office closed to the public but drop box is available and the office can be reached at 985-863-5800

Town of Madisonville COVID-19 Updates

Currently no closures

• Residents are encouraged to pay by phone 985-200-0615, online or use the outside drop box to pay bills.
• All organized events have been cancelled

Town of Abita Springs COVID-19 Updates

Closures
• Town Hall offices are closed to public entry.  Citizens should communicate via e-mail or phone only.
•  Check and money order utility payments should be placed in the drop box on the Annex Building next to Town Hall. Electronic payments can be made at townofabitasprings.com
•  All municipality events and meetings have been cancelled through April 13th
•  Trailhead Park has limited access with no large gatherings through April 13th

Village of Folsom

Closures
• Town Hall lobby closed to the public but drop box and drive through is available for payments
• Magnolia Community Center will close tonight at 8pm and will remain closed until further notice

Village of Sun 

Closures
• Town hall is closed to the public.  Phone lines will be answered 8am-4pm Monday-Friday. (985) 886-5500

 

Agency Updates

St. Tammany Parish Library COVID-19 Updates

• All library branches are closed until further notice
• Once reopened, all library programs, outreach, and meeting room use will be suspended until further notice
• Library fines will not be charged for 30 days
• Patrons are asked not to return any library items until libraries are reopened


St. Tammany Parish School System COVID-19 Updates

• All public schools are closed until April 13th, 2020
• Beginning Wednesday, March 18, schools will offer “Grab and Go” hot lunch and prepackaged breakfast distribution from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at our eight high schools:

  • • Covington High (73030 Lion Drive, Covington 70433)
  • • Fontainebleau High (100 Bulldog Drive, Mandeville 70471)
  • • Lakeshore High (26031 Highway 1088, Mandeville 70448)
  • • Mandeville High (1 Skipper Drive, Mandeville 70471
  • • Northshore High (100 Panther Drive, Slidell 70461)
  • • Pearl River High (39110 Rebel Lane, Pearl River 70452)
  • • Salmen High (300 Spartan Drive, Slidell 70458)
  • • Slidell High (1 Tiger Drive, Slidell 70458)

 


 
St. Tammany Parish Government Implements Operational Changes Amid COVID-ID
MARCH 16, 2020
 

Mike Cooper, St. Tammany Parish Presi

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    Mandeville, LA 70471
    985.898.2700

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