18 March 2020 – Louisiana prohibits all dental visits and procedures/surgeries until April 16th

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Adapting or closing offices, businesses, institutions, and operations
Level of Jurisdiction: Louisiana
Lead People/Agency: Louisiana Department of Health, State Health Officer Jimmy Guidry

Overview: The Louisiana Department of Health is directing and requiring that all providers of dental services adhere to the following provisions: The state of Louisiana DOH prohibits all routine dental visits, and all routine and non emergency procedures and surgeries for the 30 days following the notice.
Full details here: http://ldh.la.gov/assets/oph/Coronavirus/resources/HealthCareFacilityNotice.pdf

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat