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State Library of Louisiana

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Emergency Preparedness Information: COVID-19/Coronavirus

Coronovirus (COVID-19) disease and response

For Hurricane Information visit the Hurricane tab of our Emergency Preparedness Guide

The State Library of Louisiana is open 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Monday – Thursday

You may call the Reference Desk at 225-342-4913 or email for assistance.

Map: Louisiana Public Library WiFi & Other Services

Library Information

Information specifically aimed at library staff and for libraries has been moved to a separate tab in this guide.

Current Data

For Businesses

Gov. Edwards and FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell on the COVID-19 Vaccine.

State Proclamations and other official information

Legal Guidance on COVID-19 from the Louisiana Legislative Auditor with all of the laws affected by COVID-19


Governor's Official Page contains all news releases and official proclamations
Official Web Sites

COVID-19/Coronavirus Info for Young People/Graphic Presentations

Free and Low-Cost Internet Plans

Accessible Resources on COVID-19

COVID-19 Accessible Resources

The Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI), has created COVID-19 resources in alternative formats based upon CDC's guidance. Here are the titles for six of 15 documents available:
  1. Symptoms of Coronavirus
  2. Frequently Asked Questions: COVID-19
  3. How to Safely Wear and Take Off a Mask
  4. What You Should Know About COVID-19 to Protect Yourself and Others
  5. Information for People with Disabilities
  6. Guidance for Handlers of Service and Therapy Animals
Note: This website is no longer being updated. For the most up-to-date guidance, please visit

Info for Rural Areas

Legal Help

A toll-free civil legal help hotline is now available to low-income residents of southeast Louisiana impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. If you have  a legal problem because of the COVID-19 Crisis, you can apply for free legal help by calling the SLLS COVID-19 Legal Aid Hotline: 1-844-244-7871
More information is available on the web site.
Additional information is available at Louisiana Law Help (a web site administered by Southeast Louisiana Legal Services).

Handwashing & Cleaning

Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives - from the CDC
How soap kills the coronavirus - from Vox
How long can the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 survive on surfaces?

Información en Español