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Consult an expert for legal or medical advice.

In an emergency call 911 first!

HOW TO CONTACT 911 IF YOU HAVE A HEARING DISABILITY:  

If you have a severe speech, language, or hearing disability:

  • When you dial 9-1-1, tap space bar to indicate TDD call.

  • Store a writing pad and pencils to communicate with others.

  • Keep a flashlight handy to signal whereabouts to other people and for illumination to aid in communication.

  • Remind friends that you cannot completely hear warnings or emergency instructions. Ask them to be your source of emergency information as it comes over their radio.

  • If you have a hearing ear dog, be aware that the dog may become confused or disoriented in an emergency. Store extra food, water and supplies for your dog.

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COVID Mental Health Call Assistance - Dial 211 or Text LACOVID to 898-211
COVID Defense App lets you know if you have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19.

The COVID Defense app gives Louisiana another tool to stop the spread of COVID-19.  It's free, anonymous and easy-to-use and like wearing a mask, washing our hands and social distancing, downloading it is one step we can all take. Download the app now at  https://buff.ly/3cgrUEI or click the button below.

Vaccine Hotline 1-855-453-0774 for help getting a COVID 19 vaccine.
Spanish version: Vaccine Hotline 1-855-453-0774 for help getting a COVID 19 vaccine.
Vietnamese Version: Vaccine Hotline 1-855-453-0774 for help getting a COVID 19 vaccine.
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Learn More about COVID-19 vaccine at COVIDVACCINE.LA.GOV
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GOOD NEWS FOR FAMILY CAREGIVERS!!!

Family members who live with Medicaid recipients can temporarily become their loved-one's direct care worker during the COVID emergency!!!

That's correct.  If your family member has a Medicaid Waiver, EPSDT-Personal Care Service or Long-term Personal Care Service, you can be hired on to care for them while living in the same home. 

Contact the Medicaid recipient's care provider agency to complete an application with them or, if using self-directed waiver services, send a new employee packet in to the Fiscal Agent.  

This opportunity will be available up to 6 months afer the COVID-19 emergency declaration ends.  

NOTE: You cannot be paid for care at the same time you are being paid for any other job you may have. 

Direct Support Workers Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccines NOW!

Just bring your pay stub when you go for your appointment!

Individuals Receiving Waiver Services/Home Health Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccines NOW!

Just bring documentation of your services when you go for your appointment.  Your 90-L or plan of care are eligible methods of verification.

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Contact Tracing: when callers contact people with COVID-19 to ask who they recently had contact with

Concerned About Being Turned Away for a Vaccine?

You might want to bring a copy of HAN Message 21-06! 

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HANS21-06-COVID-19-Vaccine-Administration  Phase 1bTier1

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Vaccine provider unsure whether waiver services qualify you for the vaccine?  
Bring this from LA Department of Health and OCDD... 

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Vaccine eligibility for people with disabilities policy statement

Non-Discrimination Letter from Dr. Joseph Kanter, M.D., LDH to Vaccine Providers: 

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Ltr from Dr. Kanter on non-discrimination in vaccine distribution.
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APPLY FOR DISASTER FOOD STAMPS: 

911 not available?  Need Rescue?  CALL YOUR PARISH EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER

PHONE #S FOR PARISH EOC Offices

http://gohsep.la.gov/ABOUT/PARISHPA 

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NEED HELP EVACUATING? Call your Parish Emergency Operations Center (EOC) (see list above).

NEED TO FIND AN OPEN SHELTER?  Call 211 or call your Local Parish EOC (see list above).

NEED ROAD CLOSURE INFO?  511 OR 511.LA.ORG OR 888-ROAD-511

NEED FLOOD/WEATHER INFO?  DOWNLOAD "Alert FM" to smart phone; fix settings for alerts for your area.

EMERGENCY INFO