Due to emergency conditions:
— The medical special needs shelter being set up at the LSU Fieldhouse opened at 10 p.m. Sunday, according to the state Department of Health and Hospitals. This is a shelter of last resort for people who currently receive in-home care — such as the homebound, disabled or chronically ill — and is not for the general public. To access the shelter, a patient or caregiver must first call the triage line phone at (225) 578-6383. For general information about the shelter, call (225) 578-3928. Those whose conditions are too critical will be referred to a hospital. Those whose conditions are not severe enough will be referred to a general shelter. Also, the medical special needs shelter is not designed for nursing home patients. Nursing homes in Louisiana are required to have their own emergency evacuation plans in place.
— The Tangipahoa Parish Landfill will be closed Monday due to heavy rains and flooding. The landfill, located at 57510 Hano Road west of Independence, will reopen at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller said. Effective Tuesday, the landfill will extend its hours to be open weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. These extended hours will be in effect until further notice.
— State government offices will be closed in the following parishes Monday, Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne announced: Acadia, Ascension, Assumption, Beauregard, Cameron, Calcasieu, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Vernon, Vermillion, Washington, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana.
— There will be no trash or recycling pickup in East Baton Rouge on Monday and the parish landfill will be closed.
— All East Baton Rouge Parish School System schools will remain closed for students Monday.
— Ascension Public Schools and offices will be closed Monday. A decision about whether to reopen Tuesday will be made no later than 2 p.m. Monday.
— Baker, Central and Zachary schools are closed until further notice.
— LSU Laboratory School will be closed Monday.
— Schools in Iberville, Lafayette, St. James, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana parishes are closed Monday.
— St. Helena Parish schools are closed Monday and Tuesday because of unsafe roads and bridges.
— Tangipahoa Parish schools and registration centers will be closed Monday through Friday, although all 12-month employees are asked to report to work. Schools and registration centers will reopen Aug. 22.
— Gonzales City Hall offices will be closed on Monday.
— 19th Judicial District Court, Family and Juvenile court, and the East Baton Rouge Clerk of Court's Office will be closed Monday.
— Ochsner Medical Center Baton Rouge off O’Neal Lane has transferred about 40 critically ill patients to other Ochsner facilities due to flooding around the hospital. An additional 10-15 are expected to be transferred Sunday as a precautionary measure. Family members needing information on the new location of a patient can call (504) 842-3198 and will need to provide the patient’s date of birth. Hospital officials say they are continuing to monitor the water levels and the situation with local and state officials, but have not made a decision yet whether to transport additional patients. The following Ochsner Health Center locations will remain closed on Monday: O’Neal, 16777 Medical Center Drive, Baton Rouge; Sherwood, 170 McGehee Drive, Baton Rouge; Central, 11424-2 Sullivan Road; Denham Springs, 30819 Highway 16; Denham Springs South, 139 Veterans Boulevard; and Ochsner Heart and Vascular Health Center-Hammond, 6045 Doctors Boulevard, Hammond.
— A Woman's Hospital spokeswoman said Sunday afternoon that the hospital had no plans to evacuate and that no water had reached inside the hospital complex. Water continued to pool in the hospital's pond, canals and low parking lots and driveways. The spokeswoman said Woman's Hospital staffers are prepared in case flooding comes.
— Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana offices in Baton Rouge and Lafayette will be closed Monday because of flooding, including the main campus off Bluebonnet Boulevard in Baton Rouge and the regional sales offices in both cities. Regional sales offices in New Orleans, Houma, Lake Charles, Alexandria, Monroe and Shreveport will be open, along with the secondary customer service call center in Shreveport, to address members’ needs.
— For a limited time, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana will offer early refills on medications for members with Express Scripts pharmacy benefits in case they need to evacuate or anticipate limited access to their pharmacy. The service will be available to members who live in parishes under a state of emergency or to members housing someone from an affected area. Members must still pay their usual co-payment, deductible and coinsurance for all medications and procedures. Members who have trouble refilling a prescription should call the pharmacy or customer service number listed on their ID cards.
— Some North Oaks Health System clinics in Tangipahoa and Livingston parishes will be closed Monday. See the full list of closures here. North Oaks Outpatient Rehabilitation Services Clinic in Hammond will be open Monday, but therapy appointments will be limited to adults only. Pediatric patient therapy appointments have been canceled. The North Oaks Walk-In Clinic at 1900 S. Morrison Boulevard in Hammond and the North Oaks Primary Care and After Hours Clinic in Ponchatoula at 530 W. Pine St. will be open Monday. No appointments are necessary.
—Only emergency and inpatient surgeries will proceed Monday at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. Elective surgeries will be rescheduled. Patients with questions should call the hospital at 225-765-6565. A temporary walk-in clinic will open in the mobile bus at the Essen Lane entrance to Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center. For a full list of open and closed OLOL locations, click here.
— The Social Security office at 4332 Harding Boulevard in Baton Rouge will be closed through Friday. It plans to reopen on Monday, Aug. 22. The Social Security office at 5455 Bankers Ave. will be closed Monday and Tuesday, with plans to reopen on Wednesday.
— LSU’s Pete Maravich Assembly Center is not serving as a shelter.
— The NeuroMedical Center Clinic will be closed Monday and The Spine Hospital of Louisiana will not be doing any CT, pain or surgical procedures on Monday.
— Mary Bird Perkins-Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center in Baton Rouge will closed Monday as well as the Mary Bird Perkins' locations in Gonzales and Hammond.