If you have questions or concerns abut the Coronavirus, you can find many answers on a new statewide network that has been set up to help calm your concerns.

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Anyone who wants more info about the COVID-19 outbreak can dial 211 or text the keyword LACOVID to 898-211 for the most current information about the outbreak as it becomes available.

"The network is best designed and staffed to handle the large volume of calls from Louisiana residents who are concerned and who have questions about the rapidly-spreading virus," the Louisiana Department of Health said in a statement released Thursday afternoon.

Written answers can be answered online at www.la211help.org.

The statewide network is the first and "best source" to connect callers with critical information about health and human services, Dr. Alex Billioux, assistant secretary for LDH’s Office of Public Health, said.

He adds: “This expertise ensures that citizens can talk to a person who is trained to answer their questions 24 hours a day."

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