New COVID Virus Strain KP.2 Could Create Summer Surge

May 20, 2024

As the COVID virus continues to mutate a new strain known as KP.2 is making its way around the world. While the number of deaths and hospitalizations from the various strains of the virus are decreasing, COVID still infects those who are older or whose vaccinations are not up to date.  Even for those who […]

New Orleans Lifts Vaccine Requirement

March 22, 2022

The City of New Orleans announced today that the mandate requiring residents and visitors to provide proof of full vaccination or a recent negative COVID test to enter bars, restaurants, event spaces, and other businesses has been lifted.

No New Statewide Mitigation Measures In Spite of Record-Breaking Surge

January 13, 2022

On Thursday, Gov. John Bel Edwards continued to encourage residents to wear a mask indoors and out, social distance, and work from home if possible as cases continue to surge across Louisiana. Over the last several weeks, the state has broken the single-day pandemic record four times. On Wednesday, the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) reported 17,592 new cases.

Gov. Edwards Overrules Legislature, Adds COVID19 Vaccine to School Immunization Schedule

December 16, 2021

  On Tuesday, Governor John Bel Edwards notified Louisiana House lawmakers that he will add the COVID-19 vaccine to Louisiana’s school immunization schedule despite their attempts to block the new regulation earlier this month. The House Health and Welfare Committee voted 13-2 against the plan earlier this month. All Republican members of the committee voted […]

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