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DCFS COVID-19 Updates

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Questions About Coronavirus?


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Louisiana Department of Health continue to closely monitor this outbreak.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing illness in people and others that circulate among animals, including camels, cats and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can evolve and infect people and then spread between people such as has been seen with recent outbreaks of MERS and SARS.

This is a rapidly evolving situation. Information will be updated on the Louisiana Department of Health's coronavirus response webpage as it becomes available.

Questions about Coronavirus?
  • Call The Louisiana 211 Statewide Network by dialing 211. The network is available to accept calls 24 hours a day.

    The Louisiana 211 Statewide Network provides multilingual services as well as information for people who are hearing impaired.

  • Text the keyword LACOVID to 898-211 to receive text messages about the outbreak as the information becomes available.

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Stress, Anxiety, and Emotional Support During Emergencies


Feeling stressed, anxious or depressed is common among human service clients, staff, and children during emergencies. The Disaster Distress Helpline is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year national hotline that provides immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any emergency. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the U.S. and its territories.

TTY for Deaf / Hearing Impaired:
1-800-846-8517
Spanish Speakers:
Text Hablanos to 66746

Department of Labor Resources

FFCRA Eligibility Tool - This self-service tool allows workers to determine their eligibility for FFCRA benefits.
Wage and Hour Division Resources - This website includes a wide array of compliance assistance materials for employers and employees alike, including fact sheets, recorded webinars, frequently asked questions (FAQs), and other resources.