COVID-19

COVID-19 numbers increasing the fastest in Louisiana, Gov. Edwards says

BATON ROUGE -  Louisiana now has the highest growth in COVID-19 cases per capita in the country, Gov. John Bel Edwards said in a...

Louisiana has one of the country’s highest COVID-19 rates this week

WASHINGTON — Amid a rise in infections and hospitalizations from the surging delta variant of COVID-19, the Biden administration is boosting money and other...

States still lag in getting assistance to struggling renters, federal data...

WASHINGTON — State and local officials disbursed $1.5 billion in rental assistance during June—more than during the entire previous five months—to help households falling...

Louisiana counts 5,388 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, the 3rd highest spike...

BATON ROUGE - After the Wednesday veto override session ended without any bills being overridden, Gov. John Bel Edwards emphasized the need for both...

Only 45% of staff at Louisiana’s nursing homes are fully vaccinated

Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana health officials have been engaged in an all-out public relations campaign to convince skeptical Louisianians that COVID-19 is...

House petition case: Gov. asks court to stop GOP opponents from...

Gov. John Bel Edwards scored an early victory last week in the second round of the Edwards v. House petition case in which his...

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards sounds the alarm on spiking COVID-19...

BATON ROUGE — Gov. John Bel Edwards addressed the gravity of surging COVID-19 cases across the state in a Friday press conference, but he...

Louisiana’s prison system allowing in-person visits with attorneys again

The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections has started to allow attorneys back into state prisons for in-person visits with incarcerated clients. “Our...

Unvaccinated Louisiana residents face heightened risk of COVID-19 amid new spike

With a confirmed surge in COVID-19 cases, the Louisiana Health Department warned residents that unvaccinated people were at much higher risk during the ongoing...

Delta variant means Louisiana will likely see another surge of COVID-19,...

Louisiana health officials said Thursday that low vaccination rates and a new strain of the novel coronavirus are responsible for a rising number of...

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