COVID-19

Biden calls for paid time off for vaccinations as U.S. hits...

WASHINGTON — Federal and state officials now face trying to reach Americans unable or unwilling to get the COVID-19 vaccine, after meeting President Joe...

Pushback against ‘vaccine passports’ puts colleges in a quandary

WASHINGTON — Florida’s Nova Southeastern University joined a small group of U.S. colleges on April 1, when the private research university announced that it...

Louisiana joins other states in pausing J&J vaccine after recommendation from...

WASHINGTON — Top public health officials said Tuesday that they are recommending a pause in the use of a COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson...

Louisiana paid out at least $405 million in unemployment insurance to...

Louisiana paid more than $405 million in fraudulent or ineligible pandemic relief benefits to nearly 100,000 people as an overwhelmed unemployment system was also...

CDC: If you’re fully vaccinated, you can travel in the U.S....

WASHINGTON — Fully vaccinated individuals can travel at low risk to themselves, and do not need to get a COVID-19 test or quarantine after traveling...

A third of Louisianians have no intention of getting vaccine, survey...

A third of Louisianians have no intention of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them, while 17 percent have already received...

Governor eases COVID-19 capacity restrictions at bars and other venues

Gov. John Bel Edwards on Tuesday lifted some coronavirus-related capacity restrictions on restaurants, bars, gyms, retail outlets and other venues, citing a steady decline...

Louisiana Survey shows economy and pandemic top residents’ concerns

The results of the 2021 Louisiana Survey, released Tuesday, indicate residents are most concerned with the COVID-19 pandemic and the economy, even though more...

Special Report: Dozens of members of Congress are vaccinated against COVID-19,...

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress were among the first people in the U.S. to have access to the sought-after COVID-19 vaccine when the initial...

More digital literacy could mean less COVID-19, LSU researcher finds

According to a study of more than 1,000  Black people in Louisiana, 92 percent have access to a smartphone, 87 percent have access to...

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