This year’s unusual work-from-home General Assembly comes as COVID-19 cases escalate in many regions but especially in Europe, where some of the world’s most advanced hospitals in some of the world’s richest countries are again under strain.
Former Holyoke Soldiers' Home Superintendent Bennett Walsh and former Medical Director David Clinton were indicted by a grand jury. Each is charged with 10 counts — five counts of criminal neglect and five counts of serious bodily injury.
East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome says she’s “optimistic” the parish will meet Governor John Bel Edwards' Phase 3 criteria for bars to reopen for on-premises consumption as early as Wednesday, Sept. 30.
The biggest threat is posed by sophisticated international fraud rings that often use stolen identities to apply for benefits, filling out the forms with a wealth of accurate information that enables their applications to “sail through the system.”
Dr. Deborah Birx, with the White House’s Coronavirus Task Force, held a round table discussion with LSU officials and Gov. John Bel Edwards at the university’s campus in Baton Rouge Wednesday, Sept. 23.
A huge international study of a COVID-19 vaccine that aims to work with just one dose is getting underway as top U.S. health officials sought Wednesday to assure a skeptical Congress and public that they can trust any shots the government ultimately approves.
Democrats and Republicans in a bitterly divided U.S. House have voted to take a government shutdown off the table this fall, giving a big, bipartisan vote to a temporary government-wide funding bill Tuesday night.
The story came from a Thursday report by Nashville’s Fox affiliate WZTV on “leaked emails” that the station retracted late Friday upon learning that they didn’t mean what its reporter thought they did.
The top U.S. public health agency stirred confusion by posting — and then taking down — an apparent change in its position on how easily the coronavirus can spread from person to person through the air.
The Government Accountability Office, Congress' auditing arm, said in a report Monday that possibly 8.7 million or more individuals who are eligible for the economic impact payments have yet to receive those payments because of inadequate IRS and Treasury Department records.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention essentially returned to its previous testing guidance, getting rid of language posted last month that said people who didn’t feel sick didn’t need to get tested.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Thursday, Sept. 17 he altered his Phase 3 order to allow the on-site sale and consumption of alcohol until 11 p.m. at restaurants, casinos, and bars in parishes that are eligible to opt in to reopen bars.
Officials with Ascension Parish Public Schools say the school district will begin transitioning into Phase 3 of reopening using guidelines from the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) and the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE).