March 16, 2020 1:00 PM
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Latest Update: January 20, 2021 3:00 PM
COVID Vaccine Update
On January 20th, 2021 WBR Parish Officials were a part of a zoom meeting with GOSHEP and LDH. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the progress of the COVID Vaccine and its distribution. Here is what we know:
Louisiana is in the 6th week of vaccine distribution.
Allocation amounts are based on population, per LDH.
Demand is still far greater than supply statewide.
o Last week alone, Louisiana Tier 1 Hospitals requested 110,000 vaccines and only 58,000 was allocated to the entire State of Louisiana.
o LDH stated there is no predictability from week to week on allocation amount for round 1 of the vaccines, but the second dose is automatic within the time frame of each vaccine.
Vaccine distributers will be notified each Monday on the expected quantities of vaccines they will receive.
o Walgreens and Walmart are distributing vaccines in West Baton Rouge Parish.
o The WBR Health Unit is still on the list of authorized distributers and has requested vaccines. Allocations of vaccines throughout the state has not reached the health units yet but are expected to shortly.
The WBR Health Unit procedures for distributing the vaccines are in place awaiting the vaccine allocation from LDH. We will publicly announce a dedicated phone line that will schedule an appointment when the vaccines are received by the WBR Health Unit.
We encourage anyone that is requesting vaccine locations throughout the parish to CALL 211 and they will notify you of locations where vaccines are being distributed.
Residents are also encouraged to contact their health care provider should they have any question in regards to the vaccine.
1/20/2021 2:42 PM
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November 18, 2020 4:41 PM
In accordance with the Governor’s proclamation for all Parishes in Phase Three and at the order of the Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control, if the parish exceeds 10% positivity for two consecutive weeks, bars in that parish must be closed for on premises consumption, unless and until the percent positivity decreases to 5% or less for two consecutive weeks.
Parish - West Baton Rouge
LDH Region - 2
Percent Positivity - (10/29 - 11/4) 13.00
Percent Positivity - (11/5 - 11/11) 10.10
Due to the positivity rate of WBR exceeding 10% for two consecutive weeks. All bars in West Baton Rouge Parish must close on premise consumption until the percent positivity decreases to 5% or less for two consecutive weeks.
11/18/2020 3:48 PM
July 28, 2020 8:26 AM
COVID testing CANCELED for Tuesday, July 28, at the William & Lee Park due to weather.
Will be rescheduled at a later date