Health Policy

As Louisiana’s COVID-19 response continues, the state’s top public health official...

The person who oversees Louisiana’s public health office  -- and the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic -- is leaving his job. Alex Billioux,...

Louisiana Prisons Need To Do More COVID-19 Releases, Advocates Say

The Department of Corrections says there are 9,000 fewer people detained in Louisiana prisons and jails than when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United...

Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome removes name from anti-abortion letter

East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome asked that her name be removed from a letter sent by several Democrats to national party leaders...

Edwards Urges Democratic Party To Soften Abortion Stance

Update: East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has had her name removed from the letter to the Democratic National Committee asking her political party...

Louisiana legislative auditor shoots down conspiracy theory concerning duplicate COVID-19 cases

Last month, the Red River Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office made Facebook posts suggesting that...

Louisiana’s face-mask order gets push back from multiple sources across the...

Governor John Bel Edwards’ new mask mandate is getting push back and resistance from officials, businesses and attorneys across Louisiana. A Jefferson Parish law firm...

Louisiana sees largest daily spike in coronavirus cases since April

Louisiana reported its largest daily increase in COVID-19 cases in three months Wednesday (July 1), with more than 2,000 tests for coronavirus coming back...

Will Louisiana require you to wear a face mask?

Following a steady rise in coronavirus cases, a new mandate requiring residents to wear face masks in public takes effect Wednesday in Jefferson Parish....

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