COVID-19 is not done with Louisiana. For more information on COVID-19 in Louisiana, visit the Louisiana Department of Health's website at If you have questions about coronavirus, please contact the Louisiana 211 Network by dialing dial 211. Or, you can text the keyword LACOVID to 898-211 for the most current information about the outbreak as it becomes available.


MYTH: Antibody tests prove you can never get COVID-19 again. 

FACT: We currently DON"T KNOW if people can get infected again. 




MYTH: People should try to get COVID-19 to build up herd immunity. 

FACT:  Louisiana is NOWHERE NEAR the minimum herd immunity threshold. 




MYTH: It's not necessary to quarantine while you wait for test results. 

FACT: Testing DOES NOT replace quarantining. If tested, quarantine for 14 days. 




MYTH: I don't need to give information to contract tracers if I've already called my family and friends about my positive test. 

FACT:  Contact tracers notify you of exposure AND connect you to resources like masks and cleaning supplies. 



Wearing a Mask: Myth vs. Fact


MYTH: Wearing a cloth mask doesn't work. 

FACT: Wearing a cloth mask DOES WORK. It can effectively block the spread of speech and breath droplets that spread COVID-19.   


MYTH: If I'm not sick, I don't need a mask. 

FACT: Just because you don’t have symptoms doesn’t mean you don't have COVID and can’t unknowingly spread it when you cough sneeze or talk. Everyone needs to wear a mask in public. 



MYTH: If I wear a mask, I don't need to social distance or avoid crowds. 

FACT: We need LAYERS OF PROTECTION against COVID-19: wear a mask, practice social distancing and avoid congregating.



MYTH: My mask just needs to cover my mouth. 

FACT: To be effective, your mask needs to cover BOTH your mouth and nose.