Information and Resources for COVID-19
Guidance on COVID-19 Hospital Visitation Policies

FHFSWLA Weekly Update for May 25 to May 30, 2020
FHFSWLA Weekly Update for May 18 to May 22, 2020
FHFSWLA Weekly Update for May 11 to May 15, 2020
FHFSWLA Weekly Update for May 4 to May 8, 2020
FHFSWLA Weekly Update for April 27 to May 1, 2020
FHFSWLA Weekly Update for April 20 to April 24, 2020
FHFSWLA Weekly Update for April 13 to April 17, 2020
FHF SWLA Weekly Update for April 6 to April 10, 2020.

A two page sheet of some of the COVID-19 information – for additional information see below.

Important COVID-19 hotlines
COVID-19 Medicaid Eligibility_Provider Memo 04202020
COVID-19 FAQs for Louisiana
OCDD-Coronavirus (COVID-19) — Developmental Disabilities Information
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Medicaid Information
Local drive-thru testing site opening for residents with high-risk medical conditions
Imperial Calcasieu Human Services Response to COVID-19
Imperial Calcasieu Human Services Authority
Imperial Calcasieu Human Services Authority App
OCDD COVID -19 memo 03/24/2020
OCR Issues Bulletin on Civil Rights Laws and HIPAA Flexibilities That Apply During the COVID-19 Emergency

Family Preparedness
From Louisiana Department of Health. It is a short video explaining how to wear a face mask, and is directed to essential workers and people accessing essential businesses.

Pandemic Relief

Coronavirus Tax Relief | Internal Revenue Service
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201)

– text GETSNAP (no spaces) to 898211 Tap to call
– email [email protected]
– call 1-888-LA-HELP-U (1-888-524-3578Tap to call
File an unemployment claim at or call the Claim Center at 1-866-524-3578Tap to call

Medicare Telehealth
Social Security Administration
LA Wallet Fees Waived
Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) Coronavirus Updates
Office of the Governor’s Coronavirus Updates

What to do if you are sick

Local drive-thru testing site opening for residents with high-risk medical conditions
CDC’s recommended steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick
Updates from the Louisiana Department of Health
World Health Organization (WHO) Now Officially Recommends to Avoid Taking Ibuprofen for COVID-19 Symptoms

Behavioral Health

SAMHSA Resources and Information
Office of Behavioral Health offers free counseling services through Keeping Calm Through COVID hotline
Mental Health Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak (World Health Organization)
Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health (SAMHSA)
Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks (SAMHSA)
Cómo lidiar con el estrés durante un brote de una enfermedad contagiosa (SAMHSA)
5 Ways to Help Teens Manage Anxiety About the Coronavirus
The Benefits of Art Therapy

Talking to Kids About Coronavirus (For Parents/Caregivers)

Tips on how to talk to kids
Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Supporting Young Children Isolated Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Psychological Impact of Quarantine
Frequently Asked Questions for K-12 School
Coronavirus Story for Kids
COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities


Family Resources for Remote Learning From Child Mind Institute
COVID-19 Closures – Message from the Calcasieu Parish School Board Superintendent
Gov. Edwards Signs Order Closing Louisiana Schools for the Remainder of the Current School Year, Remote Learning Will Continue – April 15, 2020
Louisiana Department of Education – COVID-19 Information
LDOE has added to their Family Toolbox with this new document: Ways to Support Students with Disabilities During School Closures
U.S. Department of Education – Protecting Students’ Civil Rights – WEBINAR – FACT SHEET
Legal FAQs for Coronavirus, School Closings, and Special Education
Free Educational Apps, Games & Websites
Google Tools to Assist Students with Special Needs
5-Minute Speech Therapy Activities
Teaching Remotely for Grades K-12
Extended School Year (ESY)
OCR Supplemental Fact Sheet – Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Preschool, Elementary and Secondary Schools While Serving Children with Disabilities
OCR Issues Guidance to Help Ensure First Responders and Others Receive Protected Health Information about Individuals Exposed to COVID-19
National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes – COVID-19 Information
eLearning for Kids who are Deaf – Educational Videos for DHH Students

Family Activities & Games

List of Websites for Read Alouds
[email protected] with LPB
LPB Schedule
Baltimore Aquarium Live Stream
Virtual Reading with First Lady Donna H. Edwards (Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:00 AM)
Online Literacy Resources

– text GETSNAP (no spaces) to 898211 Tap to call
– email [email protected]
– call 1-888-LA-HELP-U (1-888-524-3578Tap to call
United Way of SWLA – 211
Call 2-1-1 Tap to call

Meals on Wheels – find free meals provided to seniors near you with database searchable by zip code

Allen Parish School Meals
Beauregard Parish School Meals
Calcasieu Parish School Meals
Cameron Parish School Meals
Jeff Davis Parish School Meals
Care Help of Sulphur 337-528-2273
Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisiana 337-439-7436
Mount Olive Baptist Church 337-436-6278
Salvation Army 337-721-8068
Sulphur Christian Community Coalition 337-287-0483


Target: Reserves the first hour of shopping each Wednesday to support vulnerable guests, including the elderly, and those with underlying health concerns. Read more here.

Walmart: All Walmart stores across the county will adjust their business hours to 7:00 AM – 8:30 PM. Stores that open later than 7:00 AM will continue their regular hours. Read more here.

Dollar General: Every day, the first hour will be dedicated to senior citizens and individuals who are at risk. Read more here.

Contact us if you need resources, information, support or referral. Monday – Friday. 9 AM – 4:00 PM.