Positive and presumptive positive COVID-19 cases reported by St. Tammany Health System
and the Louisiana Department of Health as of midday Monday, June 1, 2020.
(Since March 9)
(Since March 9)
As of midday Monday (June 1, 2020) the Louisiana Department of Health was reporting 40,341 positive or presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 statewide since March 9, including 1,764 in St. Tammany Parish. Additionally, 433 cases have been reported in Washington Parish and 868 in Tangipahoa Parish. (Scroll down to the bottom of this page for a parish-by-parish look at COVID-19 cases, updated daily at noon by LDH.)
Statewide, there were 661 COVID-19 patients under hospital care -- a decrease of 100 patients since Friday -- including 3 positive-tested patients at St. Tammany Health System. All STHS patients who test positive or are suspected of being infected with COVID-19 are kept in isolation with negative pressure, and all colleagues are following proper procedures.
St. Tammany Health System remains equipped and staffed to address the needs of our community.
avoid large gatherings and stay home when you don't feel well.
Do not seek care in the emergency room
if you are not experiencing an emergency.
All patients exhibiting symptoms, including children, are required to wear a mask at STHS facilities. No exceptions.
If you have flu symptoms and had contact with people or places with COVID-19, call 985-898-4001 to schedule a Virtual Visit with a St. Tammany Health System provider.
STHS's Mandeville Diagnostic Center, which had been operating as the health system's site for drive-through COVID-19 testing, has returned to normal hours and operations. It is still conducting curbside COVID testing for patients with physicians orders.
The designated visitor may remain for the entire outpatient stay but must stay in the appropriate department waiting area for the duration of the patient visit. Both the patient and the visitor must wear their own protective face covering – either homemade or surgical -- when in any STHS facility.
In keeping with LDH restrictions on hospital visitation during the COVID outbreak, beginning Monday (May 18) patients arriving at STHS for an invasive outpatient procedure in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Covington Surgery Center, or the Endoscopy, Interventional Radiology or Surgery departments may have one visitor with them if they wish.
If the patient is admitted, the existing visitation policy will be applied, which is to have no visitors unless one essential caregiver is necessary to assist the patient with dementia, decreased mental capacity or significant mobility impairment. In that case, a designated essential visitor must remain for the entire inpatient stay. Patients arriving for noninvasive procedures will also continue to follow the existing visitation policy.
Essential visitors are defined as:
The health system also encourages patients and families to use technology and the hospital’s free public Wi-Fi to stay in touch with loved ones in hospital care.
- For laboring mothers: one spouse or partner once active labor has been confirmed by triage.
- In Pediatrics/NICU: one parent or guardian (same visitor, one per day).
- For critically ill patients: one spouse or significant other in hospice, palliative care or at end-of-life.
- For infusion patients: one essential caregiver only.
FURTHER COVID-19 RESOURCES
We work closely with the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to make sure that we are informed. We manage our facilities to ensure we are supplied and prepared for our community’s needs. For information, call the Office of Public Health COVID-19 Information Line, 855-523-2652, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For COVID-19 updates, visit the following sites:
St. Tammany Heath System: STPH.org/News/
Ochsner Health System: https://www.ochsner.org/coronavirus
Centers for Disease Control (CDC): coronavirus.gov
Louisiana Department of Health (LDH): http://ldh.la.gov/Coronavirus/
St. Tammany Parish Government: www.stpgov.org/COVID19
St. Tammany Parish Public Schools: http://www.stpsb.org/coronavirus/
Find the most recently reported statistics from the Louisiana Department of Health, which is updated daily at noon, below: