St. Tammany Health System Gives COVID-19 Update

COVINGTON – As of noon Tuesday (March 31, 2020), the Louisiana Department of Health was reporting 5,237 positive or presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 statewide, including 220 in St. Tammany Parish, 28 in Washington Parish and 25 in Tangipahoa Parish. St. Tammany Health System is currently caring for 16 positive-tested patients. All STHS patients who test positive or are suspected of being infected with COVID-19 are kept in isolation with negative pressure, and all colleagues are following proper procedures.

St. Tammany Health System remains equipped and staffed to address the needs of our community. 

You can help!

Wash your hands, cough into your elbow,

avoid large gatherings and stay home when you don’t feel well.

Do not seek care in the emergency room

if you are not experiencing an emergency.

Do not visit the hospital for social purposes.

All patients exhibiting symptoms, including children, are required to wear a mask at STHS facilities. No exceptions. By order of LDH, only one essential caregiver permitted per patient.

If you have flu symptoms and had contact with people or places with COVID-19, call 866-230-1977 to talk to an Ochsner Nurse On Call, click here to start an Ochsner Anywhere Care Video Visit or call 985-898-4001 to schedule a Virtual Visit with a St. Tammany Health System provider.

STHS is currently operating a drive-through testing station at its Mandeville Diagnostic Center for those with orders from a physician. Ochsner designated its Mandeville Urgent Care for COVID-19 assessment and testing, along with Houma and New Orleans locations.

We work closely with the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to make sure that we are informed. We manage our facilities to ensure we are supplied and prepared for our community’s needs. For information, call the Office of Public Health COVID-19 Information Line, 855-523-2652, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For updates, visit the following sites:

St. Tammany Heath System: STPH.org/News/

Ochsner Health System: https://www.ochsner.org/coronavirus

Centers for Disease Control (CDC): coronavirus.gov

Louisiana Department of Health (LDH): http://ldh.la.gov/Coronavirus/

St. Tammany Parish Public Schools: http://www.stpsb.org/coronavirus/

Categories: Alerts, COVID-19

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