Information & Resources for COVID-19

This page is being frequently updated. Please check this page often.


  1. Testing Sites
  2. Family Preparedness
  3. Civil Rights Laws & HIPPA Flexibilities
  4. Pandemic Relief
  5. What to do if you are sick
  6. Self-Direction – Acumen – Morning Sun
  7. Behavioral Health
  8. Talking to Kids About Coronavirus (For Parents/Caregivers)
  9. Education
  10. Free Meal Pick-Up for Students
  11. Family Activities & Games
  12. Shopping
  13. Contact FHFGBR

Testing Sites – Greater Baton Rouge

Our Lady of the Lake Ascension

Baton Rouge General – Mid City
Women’s Center for Wellness

Our Lady of the Lake – Livingston Parish

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Family Preparedness

Tips on getting prepared
Environmental Cleaning & Disinfection Recommendations (CDC)
Capital Area United Way (CAUW) Resources
CAUW 211 on the Web
Call 2-1-1 Tap to call
COVID-19: 15 Days to Slow the Spread
Coronavirus and Children
COVID-19 FAQs from LDH
COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities

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Civil Rights Laws & HIPPA Flexibilities

HHS Office for Civil Rights in Action (BULLETIN)
OCR’s Notice of Enforcement Discretion
Guidance for First Responders
Guidance on How Healthcare Providers can share information with the CDC
General Information on Coronavirus

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Pandemic Relief

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 (1-888-524-3578) Tap to call

File an unemployment claim at or call the Claim Center at 1-866-783-5567. Tap to call. Be sure to answer YES when asked if you are applying for reasons related to COVID-19. If your work hours have been reduced, partial benefits could be available to you.

If you have lost your job or are paid hourly and have reduced hours, you may be eligible for Medicaid. Apply online at or by phone at 1-888-342-6207. You can also apply by mail at Louisiana Medicaid, P.O. Box 91283, Baton Rouge, LA 70821. Local Medicaid offices are currently closed to the public.

If you have any questions, please contact your clinic or 1-800-251-BABY(2229).
Most WIC clinics are still open. Due to current COVID-19 precautions. LA WIC clinics are allowing participants and/or caregivers to stay in their vehicles for appointments. Your information will be collected over the phone and a member of the staff will come out to your vehicle. Please bring your ID, WIC EBT card, and all other required documentation.

No Doctor or No Insurance
If you do not have a doctor or do not have insurance, contact your nearest community health clinic or call 2-1-1 or (225)232-HELP. Find your nearest clinic HERE.

Medicare Telehealth
Medication Return Schedule for EBR Parish Schools
Social Security Administration
Reduced Cox Rates during Pandemic
Cox Connect2Compete
AT&T COVID-19 Help
Free Data Plans
LA Wallet Fees Waived
Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) Coronavirus Updates
Office of the Governor’s Coronavirus Updates
Capital Area Human Services (CAHS) Modifications to Services
Capital Area Human Services (CAHS) Coronavirus Resources
Resources from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana (BCBSLA)
OCDD Resource Center COVID Response
Louisiana Healthy Self Campain Newsletter (March 2020)

Empower 225: Call (225)250-9233 (Tap to call) or email [email protected]
Healing Place Church/Empower 225: Families in need can get free food packs Monday – Friday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM MAP
Voodoo Barbeque: Free pulled pork sandwiches with a drink for kids all week MAP or call (225)926-3003
The Salvation Army FREE Baby Food Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM MAP

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What to do if you are sick

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
East Baton Rouge Parish COVID-19 Testing Center: Patient Info Sheet

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Self-Direction – Acumen – Morning Sun

Acumen – OCDD Home and Community Based Waiver Service Providers Amendment K Memo – Recorded Zoom Video with Embedded Audio Transcript

OCDD Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

OCDD Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Answers

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Behavioral Health

Louisiana Department of Health (DH) Mental Health Resources for Families during the Coronavirus Outbreak
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)
Stress and Coping (CDC)
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
Helping Children Cope with the COVID-19 Outbreak
Take Care of Your Emotional and Mental Health
How to Maintain Good Mental Wellbeing During Isolation

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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
Talking with Children About the Coronavirus

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U.S. Department of Education – Protecting Students’ Civil Rights – WEBINARFACT SHEET
Legal FAQs for Coronavirus, School Closings, and Special Education
LASARD Facebook Page
Louisiana Department of Education – Resources for All Grade Levels
IDEA Guidelines During COVID-19
High School Senior Course Credit & Graduation Guidance
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)
FREE Homework Help
TeachMama (Loads of homeschool resources!)

Instructional Resources for School Districts – Greater Baton Rouge
EBR Schools COVID-19 Instructional Resources and Guidance
WBR Schools COVID-19 Home Learning
Pointe Coupee COVID-19 Updates
Iberville Parish Schools
West Feliciana Parish Schools COVID-19 Updates
Livingston Parish Schools Digital Help
Central Community School System (Parents & students are encouraged to use JCampus and to download the Central Community School System’s app for communication and for updates.)
Baker COVID-19 Instructional Resources
Zachary COVID-19 At-Home Learning

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Free Meal Pick-Up for Students

Livingston Parish Public Schools
Schools Serving Meals by Parish (Department of Education)
Ascension Parish Public Schools Curbside Meals

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Family Activities & Games

Baton Rouge Moms Virtual Playdates
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
7 Math Tools for Grade-Schoolers You Can Find at Home
NASA STEM @ Home for Students Grades K-4
11 Tips for Teaching Activities of Daily Living
Special Needs Dance Along Video
EBR Digital Library
EBR Library Card
EBR Kids Page
Download & Stream Free Music: Freegal
Stream Movies: Kanopy
Ebooks, audiobooks, and videos: Overdrive
Popular magazines, audiobooks, and ebooks: RBdigital
On-demand video courses: Udemy
Exceptional Lives COVID-19 At-Home Activities and Resources
Petite Princess Company Storytime. Every Sunday at 7:30 PM CST in their Facebook group.

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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.

Grocery Stores with Special Hours
Special Store Hours

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Contact Us

Contact us if you need resources, information, support or referral. Monday – Friday. 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
List of FHF Centers throughout Louisiana. Printable List

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