COVID-19

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.

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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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A surge of applicants forced Louisiana to suspend its emergency rental assistance program Sunday, just four days after Gov. John Bel Edwards and state officials launched the effort to stave off a looming eviction crisis brought on by the coronavirus.

Only two New Orleans charter schools have recognized unions — Morris Jeff Community School and Benjamin Franklin High School. Both are calling for a virtual start to the school year.

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Hospital leaders across Louisiana are getting behind Gov. John Bel Edwards and his efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak as some GOP leaders ramp up their resistance.

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