Hospitals in Louisiana are being overrun, that is the message from Governor Edwards and healthcare workers as the state sees more people admitted with Covid-19 than at any other point during the pandemic
The East Baton Rouge Parish School System held a news conference in conjunction with Our Lady of the Lake on Tuesday, Aug. 3 to provide updates on COVID-19 protocols and procedures for the upcoming school year.
Our Lady of the Lake team members and leadership will welcome the Disaster Medical Assistance Team from the Department of Health and Human Services who will provide support and increased patient care capacity at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center.
By Adrian Dubose | LSU Manship School News Service
Although state health officials have approved student vaccine mandates at four private colleges, LSU and the University of Louisiana System do not plan to seek a similar mandate until federal regulators fully approve the COVID-19 vaccines now being distributed.
President Joe Biden today asked states to consider paying people $100 each to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The president saying cash incentives have proven to work in some parts of the country. And that includes a program just launched in Hammond Louisiana.
Gov. John Bel Edwards released two public service announcements encouraging young people to take the COVID-19 vaccines, featuring National Spelling Bee Champion and Guinness Book World Record Holder Zaila Avant-garde.
One week after receiving the COVID vaccine, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise sent out a tweet arguing the CDC’s face mask advisory for both the vaccinated and unvaccinated. He said it only discourages people from getting the vaccine in the first place.
Hospitals across Baton Rouge continue to report large numbers of COVID patients with most of them being people who are unvaccinated. Still, the majority of people in Louisiana have not gotten the shot. One couple spoke with WAFB to explain why they are not choosing to get the shot.
Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards and District Attorney Scott Perrilloux, along with anonymous business leaders, are the latest to donate to COVID 100, a cash incentive program facilitated by the North Oaks Health System of Hammond geared towards handing out cash payments to those receiving vaccines.
For international travel, you’ll almost certainly need it, as most countries require vaccination proof or a negative test result to avoid quarantine restrictions. For domestic travel, you probably won't need it.
The Penthouse Club, a Baton Rouge strip club, has been approved for $1.1 million from a federal grant program tied to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report published by the Baton Rouge Business Report.