COVID-19 Updates & Information

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 Latest COVID-19 Statistics & Announcements:

 COVID-19 Outbreak Maps:

Phone Numbers:

  • 211 - for general information about COVID-19 (precautions, symptoms, etc.)
  • 311 / 337-534-TEST (8378)
    • OPTION 1 - for citizens to get pre-screened by a medical professional to determine if a visit to a local screening site is necessary.
    • OPTION 2 - for business owners, employees and those looking for jobs to get information about applying for small business recovery loans, apply for unemployment benefits and related programs.

      The calls will be routed to a call center established at Lafayette Economic Development Authority LEDA and staffed with personnel who are knowledgeable about these programs. If you can’t get through to a person right away, you’ll be able to leave your phone number and someone will call you back.

  • 911 - for Emergency Services.
  • 232-HELP - for non-English speaking residents
  • 1-866-310-7977 - speak with trained counselors 24/7 to help cope with stress and anxiety
  • See FAQ’s from Louisiana citizens at www.la211help.org

Prevention: 

Resources for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Drive-Thru Screening Site:

  • Screening Criteria
  • Prescreening - CALL 311 / 337-534-TEST (8378) - for pre-screening by a medical professional to determine if a visit to a local screening site is necessary.
  • Location - CAJUNDOME - 444 Cajundome Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70506
  • Hours - Daily 8:30-10:30 a.m.
  • What to Bring - Please bring a photo ID and insurance information, if available. Screening & Testing services are FREE. 
  • When to go - Citizens should only visit the site if:
    • They are experiencing symptoms of acute viral respiratory illness (coughing or shortness of breath) and/or a temperature greater than 100.4°
    • They are experiencing symptoms and are pregnant or considered high-risk*
      • *High risk individuals are:
        • Heathcare workers with direct contact with confirmed/suspected COVID-19 cases
        • Pregnant Women • Patients with immunocompromised conditions
        • Age 60 years or older
        • People living in communal settings such as (Nursing Facilities, Shelters, etc.)
        • Infants less than 10 weeks of age

Volunteer & Donations:

  • Contact Acadiana VOAD at info@AcadianaVOAD.com for more information.
  • If any nurses, physicians, RN's, etc would like to volunteer to either work at the Cajundome screening site or the 311 call center, please call 337-262-5311 or you may visit https://www.lava.dhh.louisiana.gov to register.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) can be donated via drop off at the Cajundome site from 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Business Information & Assistance:

  • DIAL 311 / 337-534-TEST (8378)
    • OPTION 2 - for business owners, employees and those looking for jobs to get information about applying for small business recovery loans, apply for unemployment benefits and related programs.

      The calls will be routed to a call center established at Lafayette Economic Development Authority LEDA and staffed with personnel who are knowledgeable about these programs. If you can’t get through to a person right away, you’ll be able to leave your phone number and someone will call you back.

  • Essential vs. Nonessential? View the Mayor-President's Stay-at-Home Order: HERE
  • If your business or employees have been impacted by COVID-19, LEDA has compiled this list of resources available to businesses and their employees. You can find the list at: www.lafayette.org/covid.
  • Resources for Impacted Businesses - LEDA
  • SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Information: www.lafayette.org/sbaloan.Get answers to basic questions about applying for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan—what the qualifications are, what information and documents are needed to complete your application and what expenses are covered by the loan.
  • COVID-19 Help Wanted: www.lafayette.org/helpwanted. Businesses hiring additional workers to meet customer demand during the COVID-19 public health emergency. If your business is hiring, let them know the details by emailing jobs@lafayette.org.
  • Ways To Support Local Businesses
  • To file for unemployment, visit www.louisianaworks.net/hire or call their Claim Center at 866-783-5567
  • One Acadiana Business Resources and Guidance
  • Vermilion Economic Development Alliance

Coronavirus Stimulus Package