OJJ COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Youth Positive Results

Secure Care Facility# of Youth Positive
Acadiana Center for Youth Bunkie0
Bridge City Center for Youth 0
Swanson Center for Youth Columbia 0
Acadiana Center for Youth St. Martinville0
Swanson Center for Youth Monroe0
As of February 9, 2022 .

The Office of Juvenile Justice is working closely with its medical provider, Wellpath and guidance from the Louisiana Office of Public Health to determine the most appropriate treatment for each youth who may fall ill in its facilities during this crisis. Quarantine and isolation guidelines have been established to accommodate any exposure that has been determined.

All OJJ efforts are coordinated to aid in maintaining safety and security for all young people in our care and those that provide them services. At the same time, we are reaching out to families of those affected by this crisis to keep them apprised of the health of their children.

OJJ has been limiting the number of visitors, contractors and deliveries on secure care campuses since the onset of the public health crisis. This also includes limiting transports to essential trips only. Per public health guidelines, anyone entering these facilities is being screened including temperature checks. PPE has been distributed throughout the secure care facilities.

Historical Youth Covid Positives in OJJ Secure Care Facilities

Calendar Year 2020 – Recovered Positives

FacilityJan FebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDecTotal
Acadiana Center for Youth0010000004319
Swanson Center for Youth Monroe00050100000511
Swanson Center for Youth Columbia001110000000012
Bridge City Center for Youth008301000001123

Calendar Year 2021 – Recovered Positives

FacilityJan FebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDecTotal
Acadiana Center for Youth00000017000513
Swanson Center for Youth Monroe0000000000000
Swanson Center for Youth Columbia0200000000002
Bridge City Center for Youth000000300100417

Calendar Year 2022 – Recovered Positives

FacilityJan FebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDecTotal
Acadiana Center for Youth70000070000923
Swanson Center for Youth Monroe70000003000010
Swanson Center for Youth Columbia3000020000005
Bridge City Center for Youth00007130000113
Acadiana Center for Youth St. Martinville4000110000006