COVID-19

Forty-two percent of Louisiana inmates tested have been positive for COVID-19

Since the beginning of April, Louisiana has tested about 10 percent of the state inmates that reside in the state prison system for COVID-19,...

COVID-19 infections in the prison system concern us all

By Andrea Armstrong At  a July 8 press conference, Dr. Alex Billioux, assistant secretary of health for the Office of Public Health, attempted to explain...

Gov. John Bel Edwards: Louisiana Bars must close and face masks...

Baton Rouge — On one of the worst days in Louisiana's fight with the coronavirus, Gov. John Bel Edwards held a press conference Saturday to...

Two huge COVID-19 surges make Louisiana an outlier in the U.S.

In April, the United States COVID-19 outbreak greatly affected a handful of states including New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Massachusetts and Louisiana. Now in July,...

Conflicting opinions about reopening schools in Louisiana and the U.S.

Across the United States, only 20 percent of parents with school-age children feel comfortable sending their children back to school in August or September,...

Louisiana Key Academy welcomes students back to in-person instruction

While many Louisiana schools and school districts are still figuring out if they’ll have in-person instruction, online instruction or a mix of the two...

COVID-19 health equity task force sends recommendations to Gov. Edwards

After Gov. John Bel Edwards announced in April that 70 percent of Louisianians who had died of COVID-19 were Black, he established the Louisiana...

Judges forcing in-court appearances are violating the law, disability-rights activists say

Concerned about evictions that are already taking place and fearing an overwhelming wave of evictions on the horizon, a collection of civil rights attorneys,...

Don’t blame police protests for spiking COVID-19 cases

People in Minneapolis erupted in anger at the video of Officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes, as they...

Louisiana’s largest healthcare provider scales back community COVID-19 testing

Ochsner Health, Louisiana’s largest healthcare provider, will put new limitations on its community testing program for COVID-19 even as state health officials warn about...

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