COVID-19 cases

What does Louisiana school lunchtime look like during a pandemic?

BY: - August 27, 2021

With the fourth surge of the COVID-19 delta variant still raging, K-12 school systems in Louisiana have had to restructure their most basic services  — even school lunches.  Though mask mandates are in place for Louisiana schools, educators still have to safely navigate lunchtime, where students have to remove masks in order to eat.  In […]

Virus kills another child, bringing Louisiana's pediatric death toll to 16

Louisiana baby dies from COVID-19 amid Delta surge

BY: - August 25, 2021

A child under the age of one died from COVID-19 in Louisiana this week, the state Department of Health announced Wednesday.  The child is one out of 11 children younger than 18 that have died from COVID-19 in Louisiana. According to the LDH, this is the youngest COVID-19 death in more than six months, marking […]

Concerning amount of COVID-19 cases in Louisiana schools, children

BY: - August 20, 2021

With children back in school, COVID-19 cases among K-12 students and staff members are worryingly high, Gov. John Bel Edwards said during a Friday press conference.  From Aug. 9 to Aug. 15, the first week of the school year, 2,444 COVID-19 cases were reported among students and staff. More cases were reported during this week […]

New Louisiana college vaccination incentive campaign announced

BY: - August 13, 2021

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced a new vaccination campaign for college students Friday. The first 75,000 college students who get vaccinated at participating higher education institutions will receive a $100 Visa card.  The “Shot for $100” campaign comes in the wake of increasingly dire COVID-19 statistics across the state. Edwards stressed that Louisiana is in […]

Virus kills another child, bringing Louisiana's pediatric death toll to 16

Louisiana COVID-19 cases still rising, masks now required in state buildings

BY: - July 26, 2021

BATON ROUGE – With a mask mandate in place for government agencies across Louisiana and COVID-19 cases on the rise, government officials warn residents to brace themselves for the rising surge.   In a Friday press conference, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that Louisiana had the highest growth in COVID-19 cases per capita in the U.S., […]

COVID-19 numbers increasing the fastest in Louisiana, Gov. Edwards says

BY: - July 23, 2021

BATON ROUGE –  Louisiana now has the highest growth in COVID-19 cases per capita in the country, Gov. John Bel Edwards said in a Friday afternoon press conference, and he pleaded with the people of the state to get vaccinated to protect themselves from sickness and death.  While the state’s vaccine lottery campaign has helped […]

More Louisiana vaccination lottery winners announced

BY: - July 23, 2021

BATON ROUGE – Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the second round of vaccine lottery winners Friday, thanking them for getting vaccinated.  The second round winners of the Shot At A Million COVID-19 campaign are Edwina Jones and Andrew Homan. Jones, a 65-year-old Marrero resident, won the second $100,000 cash prize. Homan, a 14-year-old Slidell resident, […]

Virus kills another child, bringing Louisiana's pediatric death toll to 16

Louisiana counts 5,388 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, the 3rd highest spike ever

BY: - July 21, 2021

BATON ROUGE – After the Wednesday veto override session ended without any bills being overridden, Gov. John Bel Edwards emphasized the need for both parties to come together and address the COVID-19 pandemic. At his 5 p.m. meeting addressing the session, Edwards said the surge in COVID-19 cases is the most pressing issue Louisiana is […]

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards sounds the alarm on spiking COVID-19 numbers, says ‘90% of cases are wholly preventable’

BY: - July 16, 2021

BATON ROUGE — Gov. John Bel Edwards addressed the gravity of surging COVID-19 cases across the state in a Friday press conference, but he said he does not plan to implement any additional restrictions.    “At the moment, I am not considering reimposing mitigation measures or mandates,” Edwards said. “We will obviously continue to look at […]

Delta variant means Louisiana will likely see another surge of COVID-19, health officials say

BY: - July 8, 2021

Louisiana health officials said Thursday that low vaccination rates and a new strain of the novel coronavirus are responsible for a rising number of cases and hospitalizations from COVID-19. In an online news conference Thursday, those officials also warned that yet another COVID-19 surge is likely.  According to State Health Officer Dr. Joseph Kanter, seven […]

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

BY: - December 10, 2020

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 students, faculty and staff members that live, teach and work on their campuses. Most of the state’s college students have already said goodbye to campus for the fall semester. Universities adjusted […]

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

BY: - August 8, 2020

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 their COVID-19 numbers weren’t bad as state officials were making them out to be  because the lists of infected people that officials in those parishes had been given included some of […]