LSU expects the majority of classes to be administered face-to-face and campus operations to go back to normal in Fall 2021, university Interim President Tom Galligan said in a letter to students and faculty on Tuesday, Feb. 24.
Superintendent Joe Murphy announced today that the district is working with state health officials to make information regarding the COVID vaccination process available to all active employees of Livingston Parish Public Schools following the governor’s proclamation that K-12 school systems are now
A Livingston man who brought joy to hundreds, if not thousands of children in south Louisiana over the years by dressing up as Santa Claus, has passed away after a three-week coronavirus-related hospitalization.
Many people missed their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine the week of Feb. 15 due to severe winter weather that moved through the ArkLaTex area, but the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) says that’s okay.
When law enforcement or EMS respond to someone having a psychotic breakdown but might not need emergency medical attention and isn’t posing as a public threat, putting them behind bars or having them wait for several hours to receive medical attention is almost counterproductive.
People in Louisiana will soon have another option to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. As 56 Walmart locations across the state will be receiving the vaccine, including 12 locations in the WAFB viewing area.
Star Higginbotham teaches 10th grade English at Bunkie High School. But when she ended up having to quarantine over Thanksgiving break, she decided to write a children’s book for kids experiencing the same things her family was going through.
Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome along with health leaders and community partners introduced a new initiative on Thursday, Feb. 4 that will focus on administering COVID-19 tests in Black communities across Baton Rouge.
The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) and the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) held a virtual town hall to educate citizens who are concerned about the COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday, Feb. 9.
Gov. John Bel Edwards will announce the location of Louisiana’s first mass vaccination site for the COVID-19 vaccine during a news conference Tuesday, Feb. 9 on the campus of Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, according to his office.
Just about one year ago, the first suspected cases of a dubious foreign virus were detected in Louisiana. Since then, over 400,000 Louisianans have contracted COVID-19, while over 9,000 others have lost their lives.
Mardi Gras season is here and we are all excited to celebrate in safe ways as we continue to navigate the coronavirus pandemic. Baton Rouge remains in a dangerous place now that the more contagious UK variant is present in Louisiana.
During a time when educators are already faced with having to teach during a pandemic, schools are facing another challenge as there are not enough teachers on standby when one of your kid’s teachers is out.
oday National Public Radio released an article that discusses the inequity of COVID-19 Vaccine Sites across the South. East Baton Rouge Parish was mentioned as one of these cities. As your Mayor-President I want you to know this weighs heavy on my heart.
Gov. John Bel Edwards says the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) will be lowering the age requirement to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for non-medical and first responder personnel in the Phase 1B, Tier 1 from age 70 to 65 beginning Monday, Feb. 8.
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) will be holding a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic for eligible recipients from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4 at Southern University’s F.G. Clark Activity Center in Baton Rouge.
The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) has begun the process of mailing 698,000 1099-G forms to individuals who received unemployment benefits in 2020. Digital copies of the 1099 forms are also accessible in the LWC’s secure HiRE website.
COVID-19 has claimed thousands of lives, often leaving families suddenly preparing for funerals they never expected to plan and facing the financial burdens that come with it. Community activist Tonja Myles and her husband Darren saw a unique need they could help meet.