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LABEOC Update - 4/23/2020

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LABEOC Update - 23 April 2020

As of noon (12:00 PM) today, Louisiana has 25,739 diagnosed cases, 1,540 deaths and 1,727 patients hospitalized (274 requiring ventilators) associated with the outbreak. Further data is available at

Louisiana COVID-19 response strategic imperatives:Prevent spread of the virus, surge testing capacity, and surge contact tracing capability.

"The new normal will mean wearing a mask or face-covering in public. Wearing a mask is kind and courteous, and it will be critical to Louisiana moving forward."

Resilient Louisiana Commission. For information on Commissioners and Task Force Leaders for your business sector visit:

CDC Private Sector Call: Monday, 27 April, 3pm Central. You MUST register in advance to attend. Register at:

FEMA Guidance for PPE in non-healthcare settings.The attached guidance summarizes how organizations should consider and manage their personal protective equipment (PPE) needs while ensuring the protection of workers during the COVID-19 pandemic response. For most businesses, where PPE is not required by law or regulation as a part of routine duties, businesses should follow CDC guidance on use of simple cloth face coverings. CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., control rooms, production floors), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

Critical Security Risk Guidelines for COVID-19 Recovery and Reopening. Hillard Heintze provides insight help you set the foundation for a reopening strategy. Their renowned security risk and threat experts have developed recommendations organized into the following categories: Workforce Wellness, Business Continuity and Emergency Management, Post-COVID-19 - Business Is Anything but Usual.

Private Sector PPE Exchange Network. The PPE Exchange is a simple to use Dashboard to connect private sector sellers with private sector buyers. The users enter their own information and update as needed. This dashboard is not for government contracting - it is designed for B2B only. You can join the Exchange Network here:

Thank you again for your support of Louisiana.

Chris J. DeGuelle 
LABEOC Director

The LA BEOC is designed and developed by the NIMSAT Institute under the Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP)

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