12 March 2020 – State health department orders healthcare facilities to restrict visitors

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Special populations
Level of Jurisdiction: Louisiana
Lead People/Agency: Louisiana Department of Health

Overview: The Louisiana Department of Health is requiring all licensed healthcare facilities in the state to restrict visitors to those deemed essential, vital or necessary to the care and well-being of patients, clients and residents. This action is being taken to limit the spread of COVID-19, commonly referred to as coronavirus, among the populations most vulnerable to the virus.This prohibition will last for the next 30 days, ending on April 10, 2020 unless otherwise extended by the Department.
Full details here: http://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/newsroom/detail/5475

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat