Louisiana granted $140 million to do COVID-19 testing in schools. Not all schools want the help.
Louisiana is offering widespread, routine COVID-19 testing on a voluntary basis to both public and private school communities during the 2021-2022 school year, but not all districts want the assistance. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has given Louisiana $140 million to do regular — sometimes weekly — testing of students, teachers and staff across […]
Added COVID-19 testing on the way with $1.6B from the Biden administration
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is directing $1.6 billion to bolster COVID-19 testing nationally, including money to expand testing in schools and homeless shelters, boost supplies needed for testing, and analyze results to more quickly identify new strains of the virus. Roughly $650 million of the sum would go toward creating regional coordinating centers, which will […]
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 a surge in new infections. The hospital system needs to preserve its testing capacity for hospital patients, said Dr. Sandra Kemmerly, the system medical director of hospital quality, in an interview […]