Resources: COVID-19

Louisiana-Specific Resources
Coronavirus Control & Prevention
IRS Delays Income Tax Payments to July 15
As part of the federal government's response to the Coronavirus crisis, the Internal Revenue Service issued guidance allowing all individual tax filers to defer up to $1 million of federal income tax (including self-employment tax) payments originally due on April 15 until July 15 without penalties or interest. Similarly, the new deadline for corporate tax payments up to $10 million is also July 15. 

The IRS encourages filers to meet the April 15 deadline so they can receive refunds sooner. The states are expected to follow suit, and we will keep you updated.

For more tax information, visit the IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief website
U.S. Department of Energy
Filling Strategic Petroleum Reserve to Provide Relief to
Oil & Gas Industry
At the direction of President Trump, US Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette has announced that his department will be purchasing 77 million barrels of American crude oil to fill the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve to maximum capacity amid the COVID-19 crisis and unstable markets. 

For more information, including information on how solicitations are being tooled for small to midsize producers, see the DOE's official announcement
COVID-19 News Update
Recommendations for
Louisiana Businesses
As you look to pass accurate information to your workers and make important decisions regarding business operations, a good place to start is with the CDC's recommended business strategies, which include:
  1. Actively encourage sick employees to stay home.
  2. Separate sick employees.
  3. Emphasize staying home when sick, respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene by all employees.
  4. Perform routine environmental cleaning.
  5. Advise employees before traveling to take certain steps.
For more information, see below or visit the website of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, for a variety of other resources, fact sheets and fliers regarding COVID-19 including:


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