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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Determination That A Public Health Emergency Exists

As a result of the consequences of Hurricane Ida on the States of Louisiana and Mississippi, on this date and after consultation with public health officials as necessary, I, Xavier Becerra, Secretary of Health and Human Services, pursuant to the authority vested in me under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act, do hereby determine that a public health emergency exists and has existed since August 26, 2021, in the State of Louisiana, and since August 28, 2021, in the State of Mississippi.



August 30, 2021
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Xavier Becerra

  • This page last reviewed: August 30, 2021