COVID-19

CDC panel advises states to prioritize health care workers, nursing home...

WASHINGTON — Health care workers and residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities would be the first people in the U.S. to...

New pandemic relief proposal rolled out by bipartisan group in Congress

WASHINGTON—More than a dozen U.S. House and Senate members are pushing for a bipartisan coronavirus relief package to aid struggling states and local governments...

Do you care if you spread COVID-19 to people you don’t...

It’s hard to hold people accountable when they can’t be confronted with the consequences of the harm they cause. That’s one of the most...

Louisianans are traveling less, planning to eat just as much for...

Thanksgiving travel has taken a significant hit as COVID-19 cases across the country continue to rise and people appear to be heeding government officials'...

More COVID-19 cases, more restrictions for Louisiana

More than two months after Louisiana’s relatively low COVID-19 numbers gave Gov. John Bel Edwards a reason to move to Phase 3 of the...

Senators urge federal funding for state distribution of COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON—More than a dozen U.S. Senate Democrats are urging congressional leaders to include “robust” funding in any coronavirus relief package for states to prepare...

Quarantine rules irk Louisiana school superintendents

Some Louisiana public school superintendents are asking state legislators to reduce the 14-day quarantine period that is required of students who come into close...

Louisiana’s colleges will move to full virtual after Thanksgiving

Most of Louisiana’s colleges and universities will move to full virtual classes and not report to traditional classrooms after the Thanksgiving holidays due to...

‘Every single one’ of Louisiana’s hospitals at risk of overflow

Gov. John Bel Edwards expressed deep concern Thursday about the continuous increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations across Louisiana, which have climbed by nearly 30 percent...

Louisiana prisons hastily pull plug on resuming family visits during COVID-19

Louisiana prisons have been preparing for about a month to resume family visits during the week of Thanksgiving after suspending them over eight months...

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