COVID-19

FDA authorizes first COVID-19 vaccine, clearing the way for states’ rollout

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday authorized for emergency use the first COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S., a decision that serves...

Mass COVID-19 vaccine distribution ‘could take some time’ as hospitalizations surge

The Pfizer vaccine may be coming to Louisiana as soon as this weekend, but mass distribution is still several months away, Gov. John Bel...

States just one step away from COVID-19 vaccine rollout after federal...

WASHINGTON — A federal advisory panel on Thursday gave the green light to a COVID-19 vaccine developed by U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer, completing the...

For its first full COVID-19 semester, Louisiana’s colleges give themselves a...

With the first full COVID-19 semester essentially behind them, universities across Louisiana are giving themselves high marks for keeping infection rates down among the...

Edwards and other governors describe their preparations for COVID-19 vaccine rollout...

WASHINGTON — Practice runs for distributing COVID-19 vaccines to Louisiana hospitals. A plan to have every Florida nursing home resident vaccinated by the end...

When can children get the COVID-19 vaccine? 5 questions parents are...

Wesley Kufel, Binghamton University, State University of New York The first U.S. COVID-19 vaccines are expected in clinics in mid-December, and states are drawing up...

Shorter quarantine available to school kids exposed to COVID-19

The Louisiana Department of Education on Monday adopted a new policy — based on guidance from the federal government — that allows those who...

Will Louisiana residents line up for the vaccine or wait and...

With the first batch of a COVID-19 vaccine expected to arrive in Louisiana over the next two weeks and for wider distribution by spring,...

Lafayette area ICU hospital beds are at 97 percent capacity

The Lafayette area’s ICU hospital beds are at 97 percent capacity, meaning only four beds are available in the region, the Louisiana Department of...

With online alcohol orders rising, legislative committee rejects proposal to prohibit...

In an oversight hearing Wednesday, the House Ways & Means Committee rejected part of a proposed regulation that would require online prices of alcohol...

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