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Healthcare Ready is ENGAGED for Hurricane Delta.
We are closely tracking the healthcare and public health impacts of Hurricane Delta.

High-Level Situation Summary

Life-threatening storm surge is expected to start this evening. Warnings are in place from High Island, Texas, to Ocean Springs, Mississippi as Hurricane Delta, now a Category 2 storm, approaches landfall. 

Forecast and Impacts:

State-Level Disaster Declarations

Rx Open

Rx Open is currently activated for the nation. The map was updated at 2:00PM ET on Friday, October 9, 2020. Rx Open is currently reporting 78.8% of pharmacies nationwide as Open. 

  • Alabama is currently reporting 93.5% of pharmacies as Open. 
    • Coosa county is currently reporting less than 50% of pharmacies as Open. 
  • Louisiana is currently reporting 85.0% of pharmacies as Open. 
    • Acasia, Allen, Assumption, Calcasieu, Jefferson Davis and Vermillion parishes are currently reporting less than 50% of pharmacies as Open. 
  • Mississippi is currently reporting 97.3% of pharmacies as Open. 

Healthcare Response Updates and Needs

  • Healthcare Infrastructure Impacts: 
    • Louisiana: West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital in Sulfur is evacuating and relocating patients to the Greater Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas in advance of Hurricane Delta. A core team will remain onsite to provide care in the aftermath of the storm. 
  • Prescription Refill Guidance: 
    • Louisiana: Under Louisiana State Code, under a declared "State of Emergency”, a pharmacist may dispense a one-time emergency prescription of up to a 30-day supply of a prescribed medication.   
    • Alabama: The Alabama Board of Pharmacy issued emergency prescription authorization to remain in effect for the duration of the COVID-19 State of Emergency that allows a one-time 30-day refill of maintenance medications if the pharmacy has patient information on file. This is in effect for all of Alabama at this time. 
      • By regulations from the 2016 Code of Alabama, if unable to contact a prescriber, a pharmacist may dispense a one-time, 72-hour supply of a non-controlled prescription. 
    • Mississippi: Due to Hurricane Delta, the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy issued a Resolution allowing a one-time emergency refill of non-controlled prescription medications between October 8 and 22.
    • Texas: In the event of a natural or manmade disaster, the Texas Pharmacy Act allows a pharmacist to dispense up to a 30-day supply of a prescription drug, other than a Schedule II controlled substance. 
  • Access and Re-entry (includes curfews): 
    • LouisianaStatewide Credentialing and Access Program  
      • As of October 9, the following curfews are in place in Louisiana: 
        • Lafayette Parish and Lafayette City have instituted a curfew beginning Friday, October 9 at 4:00PM CT and ending Saturday, October 10 at 8:00AM CT with the possibility of extension. Only emergency and essential personnel are allowed to travel during the curfew. 
        • The City of New Iberia has issued a city-wide curfew starting Friday, October 9, from 10:00PM CT until Saturday, October 10 at 6:00AM CT. Emergency personnel will be allowed on the roadways during the set curfew times. 
        • St. Martin Parish has declared a curfew beginning Friday, October 9, at 12:00PM CT until Saturday, October 10, at 8:00AM CT.
        • Jefferson Davis Parish has instituted a curfew beginning Thursday, October 8, at 10:00PM CT until sunrise each day until the mandatory evacuation is lifted. 
        • The City of Ville Platte has imposed a curfew starting Friday, October 9 at 12:00AM CT until Saturday, October 10 at 8:00AM CT.
        • The Village of Maurice has a curfew from 4:00PM CT on Friday, October 9, to 6:00AM CT Saturday, October 10, or longer as needed. 
    • Alabama: There is no formal reentry program. Contact the county-level emergency management agency directly for local procedures. 
    • MississippiMississippi Emergency Access Program  
    • TexasTexas Responder Re-entry Program 
  • Evacuations: 
  • Sheltering:  
  • COVID-19 Testing:
Other Actions

If you become aware of situation(s) that may adversely affect healthcare supply or care in the affected area, or if you would like to request the assistance of Healthcare Ready, please contact us at Alerts@HealthcareReady.org or call 1.866.247.2694.

We are standing by, ready to assist those in the impacted areas. For those of you in the affected areas, our thoughts are with you.

Thank you,
Healthcare Ready Support Team
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