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LABEOC Update - 4/29/2020

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LABEOC Update - 29 April 2020

As of noon (12:00 PM) today, Louisiana has 27,660 diagnosed cases, 1,802 deaths and 1,629 patients hospitalized (244 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.

OPEN BIDS - all can be found on LaPAC at

  • Feeding Services, Incident Command Post, Hampton Inn. See GOHSEP-RFQ-19, closes 30 April, 2pm CST
  • Emergency Contingency Hygiene Kits, 3000014549, closes 12 May, 10am CST
  • Hygiene Kits, Adults & Babies-Statewide. 3000014744, closes 12 May, 10am CST

Coronavirus Advisory: How to safely reopen your business, sponsored by Our Lady of the Lake. If you're an employer planning to reopen for business, you're no doubt wrestling with questions and challenges you've never encountered. Pressure continues to mount to reopen businesses to put back to work and revive the nation's gasping economy. The pressure is on employers to prevent new outbreaks in the workplace. Until a safe and effective vaccine is developed, employers, employees and families will need to adopt practices to limit the spread of infection. Dr. Catherine O'Neal, chief medical officer and a specialist in infectious disease, says employers will need to adopt new policies and procedures, and maybe even new attitudes toward employee health.

Harden Your Zoom Settings to Protect Your Privacy and Avoid Trolls.Take these steps to harden your Zoom privacy settings and protect your meetings from "Zoombombing" trolls. Consider which settings make sense for you and the groups you communicate with, and do your best to make sure meeting organizers and participants are on the same page about settings and shared expectations.

Find fresh food using Louisiana Farm to School Program tool. People who are searching for farm-fresh foods and ways to support the Louisiana economy during the coronavirus pandemic can turn to a new online tool to find sellers that are open for business. The materials are available at under the "LA Farm Food Map and Directory" tab.

Tourism task force looking at sector-by-sector plan for reopening.Leaders of the hospitality and tourism industry from across the state met virtually yesterday for the first of several meetings intended to help plan how to reopen the industry.

Resilient Louisiana Commission. The 15 Task Forces operating under the RLC have begun meeting this week. For more information on the commission, meeting times, and more visit:

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:

As always THANK YOU for your TREMENDOUS 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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