COVID-19

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Law offices, full-service restaurants and doctor’s offices pulled in the most loans from the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) so far, according to an analysis of the data by New Orleans Public Radio and WRKF.

On a scorecard evaluating the work states are doing to prevent homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic, Louisiana received 0 out of 5 stars.

A recently-published paper from Tulane University’s School of Social Work finds what we already knew to be true — isolation is bad for mental health. The school has developed a website to help. New Orleans Public Radio talked with one of the authors about how to stay sane during a global pandemic.

New Orleans Public School’s decision to start the school year virtually came as a major source of relief for teachers and parents who saw returning to the classroom as dangerous. But for teachers who are also parents, the announcement has had significant consequences.

A new site for COVID-19 testing opens Wednesday in New Orleans, amid a national shortage in testing supplies and long delays in testing results.

Four Louisiana businesses have had their bar permits suspended for violating coronavirus restrictions, according to a statement from the Office of the State Fire Marshal earlier this week.

A New Orleans charter school teacher has been fired, she says, for criticizing her school’s plan to have teachers conduct remote lessons from their classrooms.

Starting at 6 a.m. Saturday, you can no longer get to-go drinks in New Orleans.

Another 60 people were reported dead of COVID-19 across Louisiana on Wednesday — three times the daily average for July and the biggest increase since May 1. The state's coronavirus death toll is now 3,558.

Paul Braun / WRKF

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday that Phase 2 of coronavirus restrictions will remain in place through at least August 7. 

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