Community Resources During Coronavirus Outbreak
The coronavirus outbreak is an unprecedented challenge that we must all take very seriously. Stay home if you can. If you MUST go out, practice social distancing and stay at least six feet away from other people. This page offers a guide to resources that will be available to people across Louisiana, broken down by region. We will keep this page updated as new information becomes available.
COVID-19 vaccine eligibility has been expanded in Louisiana. There are now 3 different types of vaccines: Moderna and Pfizer, which are both 2 injection vaccines, and the Johnson and Johnson vaccine which is only one injection. They have all been approved by the FDA, are safe, and 100% effective at preventing hospitalization and death.
COVID-19 Vaccine Locations and participating sites that have received COVID-19 vaccines and are currently accepting appointments can be found HERE. Website and phone information listed should connect to location scheduling options.
To find out if you are eligible, click HERE
- Governor: www.gov.louisiana.gov/coronavirus
- LDH: www.ldh.la.gov/Coronavirus/
- LED: www.opportunitylouisiana.com/covid19
- LWC: www.laworks.net/PublicRelations/COVID_19_Information.asp
- Unemployment Claims: www.louisianaworks.net/hire/vosnet/Default.aspx
- DCFS: www.dss.state.la.us/page/coronavirus
- DOE: www.louisianabelieves.com/resources/covid-19
- BOR: regents.la.gov/covid19-response/
- DOR: revenue.louisiana.gov/NewsAndPublications/COVID19
- LHC: www.lhc.la.gov/covid19
- DOC: doc.louisiana.gov/covid-19-information/
- DEQ: www.deq.louisiana.gov/page/covid19
- DWF: www.wlf.louisiana.gov/news/category/covid19-state-feed
- LDAF: www.ldaf.state.la.us/covid-19/
- LDI: www.ldi.la.gov/consumers/insurance-type/healthinsurance/covid-19
- State Library: slol.libguides.com/c.php?g=602885&p=7301150
- COVID-19 Louisiana Response Graphics
- Call ‘211’ for the latest coronavirus information from the Louisiana Department of Health
- Louisiana Department of Health dashboard
- Louisiana Department of Health COVID-19 FAQ
- The Louisiana Department of Health has set up a counseling hotline. Please call 1-866-310-7977 if you need help dealing with anxiety and other mental health issues during these difficult times.
- There are new health insurance rules in place under Emergency Rule 36 and your pharmacy, providers, etc. may not be aware.
- State Medicare information
- United Way of Southeast Louisiana COVID-19 Preparedness Tips & Information
- Louisiana Economic Development COVID-19 Assistance
- Learn about unemployment insurance options from the Louisiana Workforce Commission
- New Hotline for Louisiana Businesses - Louisiana Economic Development has launched a new hotline for Louisiana businesses. Companies can call 225-342-4321 between 8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. with their questions related to the impact of the coronavirus.
- Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund is a statewide relief fund from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation to support Louisiana musicians who have lost income amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (http://jazzandheritage.org/what-we-do/jazz-heritage-music-relief-fund)
- Our partner organization, Voice of the Experienced (VOTE), is providing a list of policy demands and resources relating to criminal justice reform and the rights of incarcerated people on their website. (https://www.vote-nola.org/covid-response.html)
- Information and resources for Asian-American and Pacific Islander populations
- If you have more you can add them at in this google form.
- Moody’s Analytic Report about Louisiana being the worst prepared (2019 Report)
- How to help kids cope with extended school closures – 6 Tips You Can Trust
- Just for Kids Comic Exploring Coronavirus
- Helpful guidance, games and activities for young children
- Statements and guidance on breastfeeding related to COVID 19
- Save the Children Coronavirus and Kids – Tips for talking to children
- Tips for caregivers, parents, and teachers during infectious disease outbreaks
Beginning February 15, 2021, The New Orleans Emergency Rental Assistance Program (NOERAP) began accepting applications for the following households:
- Households with an income at or below 60 percent of the area median income (AMI) which is approximately $42,000 for a family of four;
- 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.
Eligible households may receive up to 12 months of rental assistance. Payments will be made directly to landlords and will be capped at the Fair Market Rents (FMR) exclusive of fees and court costs. HUD established FMR for New Orleans is listed below. Under limited circumstances, payments will be made directly to tenants. Payments may be allowed to exceed the FMR up to the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) 110% FMR exception for certain zip codes.
- Testing sites
- NOLA Ready--Coronavirus
- The Lens NOLA is providing a Coronavirus Guide with news and other updates
- The City of New Orleans is asking for medical and behavioral health volunteers. Sign up here.
- The Data Center COVID-19 Research
- New Orleans Family Justice Center Mental Health Resources
- Immediate phone support if you want more immediate options: Our main office line is 504-592-4005 but open 9-5p. You can call 211, which is a local 24 hour mental health counseling support. If you'd like to text chat with someone directly from the National Domestic Violence Hotline you can text LOVEIS to 22522. Sometimes it can be nice to connect with someone immediately and talk about thoughts and ideas you're having. Even during this time, if you are in an emergency I encourage you to go to your nearest hospital or call 911. Your safety is always important, no matter what’s going on!
- Local New Orleans Crisis Resources
- Metropolitan Human Services District 24/7 Crisis Line: 504 -826-2675
- Louisiana Department of Health Keep Calm Through COVID 24/7 Counseling Hotline: 1-866-310-7977
- SAMHSA National Substance Abuse and Mental Health 24/7 Helpline: 1-800-662-4357
- Louisiana Department of Health Compulsive Gambling Hotline: 1-877-770-7867
- Nola Ready: Text COVIDNOLA to 888-777 for updates OR visit Nola.gov
- Louisiana Department of Health General Information Hotline: 211
- Nola311: Unmet needs (such as prescriptions, meals and supplies) for our elderly and at-risk population can be requested by heading to Nola311.org or calling 3-1-1 (504-658-2299)
- GNO Caring Collective COVID-19 Aid & Assistance Program If you are an at-risk member of our community, PLEASE STAY HOME. We got you, baby! Text or Leave Voice Mail: 504.233.8707 • GNOCaringCollective@gmail.com We will be there for each other!
- Free Delivery of Groceries, Prescriptions & Toiletries
- Free Laundry Service for Folks Without a Washer & Dryer at home
- Free School Meal Delivery for Families With Young Kids at Home
- La Colectividad de solidaridad de GNO: El Progra de ayuda y asistencia para Covid-19 de Nueva Orleans. Si estas en riesgo y eres miembro de la comunidad porfavor quédate en casa. NOSOTROS CUBRIMIOS POR TI QUERID@ Envía un mensaje de texto o deja un mensaje de voz: 504-233-8707 • GNOCaringCollective@gmail.com Nosotros estamos aquí el uno para el otro!
- Entrega gratuita de provisiones, recetas medicas y otros artículos.
- Services de lavanderia para paersonas sin secadora y lavadoras en el hogar.
- Entrega gratuita de comidas para familias con inõs pequeños en edades escolares.
- Total Community Action Food Pantry, located at 4518 Thalia Street, will offer supplemental food assistance to families daily between the hours of 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m, beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020. During the emergency declaration all families are eligible and encouraged to participate in the supplemental food distribution.
- Second Harvest (https://no-hunger.org) is looking for volunteers, as well as donations of fresh produce, non-perishable items, money, and cleaning supplies.
- New Orleans Mutual Aid Society Resource Form - New Orleans Mutual Aid Society is a hyper-local mutual aid society powered by each of us. We are working together to provide for one another with a spirit of solidarity. We all want to feel useful and cared for during this time. By filling out this form, you are helping put resources where they're needed in our community and letting us know what sort of support you may be needing in this ever-changing situation.
- Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans COVID-19 Emergency Financial Assistance Program