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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

Tropical Storm Delta made landfall at approximately 6:00PM CT Friday, October 10 near Creole, Louisiana as a Category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph. The storm has weakened but the remnants of Delta may bring rain to the Mid-Atlantic region this week.  

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 Saturday, October 10, 2020. Rx Open is currently reporting 78.1% of pharmacies nationwide as Open. 

  • Alabama is currently reporting 93.3% of pharmacies as Open. 
    • Coosa county is currently reporting less than 50% of pharmacies as Open. 
  • Louisiana is currently reporting 79.7% of pharmacies as Open. 
    • Acadia, Allen, Assumption, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, St. Martin, St. Mary, Vernon and Vermillion parishes are currently reporting less than 50% of pharmacies as Open. 
  • Mississippi is currently reporting 96.6% of pharmacies as Open. 
  • Texas is currently reporting 95.5% of pharmacies as Open. 
    • Live Oak and Zavala counties are currently reporting less than 50% of pharmacies as Open. 

Healthcare Response Updates and Needs

  • Healthcare Infrastructure Impacts: 
    • Louisiana: 
      • Several hospitals are voluntarily on generator power. Power spikes coming from the city power grid may potentially damage equipment. Consequently, the hospitals have elected to stay on their generator power until the city power is stabilized.  
      • Opelousas Regional’s power is back to up and running. 
    • Texas: 
      • All facilities are up and running with marginal damage being reported by the Texas Hospital Association.  
      • Beaumont hospital was closed on Saturday, October 10, but is up and running as of today, October 11. 
  • 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 11, the following curfews are in place in Louisiana: 
        • Lafayette Parish extended its curfew until Sunday, October 11 at 6:00AM CT with the possibility of extension. Only emergency and essential personnel are allowed to travel during the curfew. 
        • Iberia Parish issued a city-wide curfew starting Friday, October 9, from 10:00PM CT until Saturday, October 10 at 6:00AM CT and continuing each day thereafter until terminated by the parish government. 
        • St. Martin Parish declared a curfew beginning Friday, October 9, at 12:00PM CT until Sunday, October 11, at 7:00AM 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 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 
      • As of October 11, the following curfews are in place in Texas: 
        • Port Neches ordered a curfew beginning Saturday, October 10 from 10:00PM CT to 7:00AM CT the following day. 
        • Nederland City ordered a curfew on Saturday, October 11 from 9:00PM CT  to 7:00AM
        • Port Arthur declared a curfew order that went into effect on Saturday, October 11 from 8:00PM to 6:00AM CT. 
  • 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 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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