LABEOC Update - 5/1/2020

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LABEOC Update - 1 May 2020

As of noon (12:00 PM) today, Louisiana has 28,711 diagnosed cases, 1,927 deaths and 1,601 patients hospitalized (230 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.

Updated Stay at Home Order. Valid until 15 May. Next decision point is on 11 May.

OPEN BIDS - all can be found on LaPAC at

  • Emergency Contingency Hygiene Kits, 3000014549, closes 12 May, 10am CST
  • Hygiene Kits, Adults & Babies-Statewide. 3000014744, closes 12 May, 10am CST

FEMA Planning Considerations for Organizations in Reconstituting Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic. See attachment. This fact sheet builds upon the White House guidelines for Opening Up America Again by providing further reconstitution planning recommendations for state, local, tribal, territorial and private sector stakeholders

Pelican Institute publishes Get Louisiana Working Roadmap. The following link provides the Institute's breakdown of suggested policy solutions to address the key problems currently stifling Louisiana's chance at a strong recovery.

Apple Maps has COVID-19 testing sites in the search feature.

Jobs and Economy. 3.84 million new jobless claims were filed for the week ending April 25th bringing the total number of claims filed in the last 6 weeks to over 30 million. Analysts suggest that unemployment rate is currently 17-20% and could exceed 32.1% in the second quarter. The US economy shrank 4.8% in the first 3 months of 2020 and may contract at an annualized rate of 40% in the second quarter reflecting the decline of goods and services within the economy. In the month of March, the top job loss sectors were leisure and hospitality (-459K), education and health care (-76K), business services (-52K), and manufacturing (-49.5K). (Source: FEMA NBEOC Lifeline Snapshot, 30 April 2020).

National Governor's Association, Cybersecurity and COVID-19. State cybersecurity concerns - critical for governors under normal circumstances - have only intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic. Malicious cyber actors have a history of exploiting the confusion and fear surrounding crises, 1 which the current pandemic offers on an unprecedented scale.  See attachment for more information and links.

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. Have a safe & healthy weekend and we look forward to seeing you back on Monday!


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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