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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 Tropical Storm Barry on the State of Louisiana, on this date and after consultation with public health officials as necessary, I, Alex M. Azar II, 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 July 10, 2019, in the State of Louisiana.


Alex M. Azar II

  • This page last reviewed: July 12, 2019