ECELP COVID-19 Updates

ECELP COVID-19 Updates

This page has been established to provide resources, tips and information for parents and students that will be useful during the COVID-19 related closure. The page will be updated regularly.

Louisiana Department of Education COVID-19 Updates

"Decision Tree" from Children's Hospital

LSU Coronavirus Updates & Information

Louisiana has been approved for the new Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program. This program will provide extra help buying groceries for the families who normally receive free and reduced-price meals at school. This includes all families attending a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school. To receive these benefits, families must complete an application by going here.

Effective 11/8/21 - Pick-up & Drop-off
The Louisiana Department of Education and the Office of Public Health are now allowing parents back in child care facilities. Beginning Monday, November 8, 2021 we will allow drop off and pick up at the playground doors for all classrooms. This will allow families access to their child's classroom, with minimal interaction with children and families from other classrooms. We ask that in alignment with LSU policy that masks are worn when entering your child's classroom.
The gates to the playground will be open in the mornings from 7:15-9:00am and in the afternoons from 3:45-5:15pm. If you arrive outside of these times, please come to the lobby door.

TIKES Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

Need support caring for young children during the COVID-19 pandemic?

TIKES Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation is providing mental health consultation (MHC) services via telephone or a telehealth web-based platform during the COVID- 19 pandemic.

What is Mental Health Consultation (MHC)?

Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (ECMHC) is an intervention that teams a mental health professional with early childhood professionals to improve the social, emotional and behavioral health of young children in early learning settings.

Who Can Request a TeleMHC Call?

Any individual associated with a Type I, II, or III child care center, family child care (FCC) providers, or child care respite sites. Individuals include teachers, directors, owners, parents or others caring for young children during the COVID-19 pandemic.

They are able to assist individuals with issues related to:

  • Child behavior and social-emotional concerns
  • Supporting children during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Self-care
  • Stress and coping
  • Director, Teacher, and Parent Concerns
  • Other concerns as needed

How to Contact a Consultant

Please complete the request form available at this website.  A consultant will contact you as soon as possible. 

*This service is paid through the Louisiana Department of Education and is available for FREE to those who call in.

Office of Public Health Guidelines for Child Care

CDC Guidance for Child Care

COVID-19 Screening Decision Tree for K-12 & Daycare

LSU Wastewater Testing
Wastewater based testing is performed on sewage leaving all LSU residence halls, on-campus apartments, and Greek residences as a surveillance technique to support medical testing. This surveillance method is being performed at universities across the United States to identify potential outbreaks without the limitations of individual testing. Status Levels will be updated on Thursdays.

COVID-19 vaccinations are available to children ages 6 months and up as of June 21, 2022.

The Louisiana Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend all children ages 6 months and up are now eligible for vaccination against COVID-19. Based on the rigorous scientific review of the latest data by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Louisiana Department of Health recommends that all children 6 months old and above receive the COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves and their families.

For more information on COVID-19 vaccinations in children, contact your family’s pediatrician, call Louisiana 211 or call the Vaccine Hotline at 1-855-453-0774, which is available Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m.