Latest Coronavirus Information

COVID-19 Treatments Available at No Cost to Eligible Individuals

If you have COVID-19, treatments that can reduce the severity of the illness are available. The U.S. government has partnered with Pfizer to make Paxlovid available at no cost for those with no health insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, or other programs. Follow these steps to take advantage of this program:

    If you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you can get a COVID-19 test by:
    • Buying at-home test kits online or in pharmacies and retail stores.
    • Getting tested at pharmacies, urgent care centers, doctor offices, and other local testing sites.
    • Using the Treatment Locator to find a free COVID-19 test.
    You must have a prescription for Paxlovid to start the enrollment process. You can get a prescription at a doctor’s office, urgent care and pharmacies with clinics.

    Enroll by going to or by calling 877-219-7225. A pharmacy staff member can also enroll you when you pick up the prescription.

    Treatment must be started within 5–7 days of when you first develop symptoms. Paxlovid is taken orally twice a day at home. Take treatment as prescribed and contact your healthcare provider if you experience any complications.

    Antivirals are not a replacement for COVID-19 vaccines. Vaccines help reduce the risk of getting very sick before you have COVID-19; treatments can help you feel better if you have COVID-19. Both are helpful tools that can prevent serious illness.

View the State's COVID dashboard

Residents should prepare for the likelihood of future surges by continuing to assess risk levels for themselves and loved ones and relying on proven mitigation strategies: testing, masks, and staying up to date with COVID vaccinations. The City encourages all residents and visitors to get vaccinated if they have not already done so, including booster shots. 

Mask requirements will continue where federally mandated or required by individual businesses or spaces.

Text COVIDNOLA to 77295 to receive alerts 

Vaccine and Booster Recommendation

Information about where to get a vaccine, eligible groups, and when to get it are found at Your COVID-19 Vaccination | CDC.


To find the latestest COVID-19 vaccines and boosters near you, visit - Find COVID‑19 vaccine locations near you

Latest updates

Mar 04
10:23 AM

CDC updates and simplifies respiratory virus recommendations

CDC released today updated recommendations for how people can protect themselves and their communities from respiratory viruses, including COVID-19. The new guidance brings a unified approach to addressing risks from a range of common respiratory viral illnesses, such as COVID-19, flu, and RSV, which can cause significant health impacts and strain on hospitals and health care workers. CDC is making updates to the recommendations now because the U.S. is seeing far fewer hospitalizations and deaths associated with COVID-19 and because we have more tools than ever to combat flu, COVID, and RSV.

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