Public Health Desk

Paula Burch-Celentano / Tulane University

Tulane University announced Friday that students will be allowed to return for in-person classes this spring, but will still be subject to regular COVID-19 testing in a continued effort to control the spread of the virus.

Aubri Juhasz / WWNO

Eleven new cases of COVID-19 have been reported among New Orleans public school students and staff, the district announced Thursday. More than 120 individuals are in quarantine due to possible exposure.

Aubri Juhasz / WWNO

New Orleans public schools announced Wednesday that it will offer free COVID-19 testing to students and staff even if they are asymptomatic. The district already provides rapid testing to symptomatic individuals through a mixture of mobile units, hospitals and urgent care facilities.

Fans won't be allowed inside the Superdome for either the season opener, or the following home game on Sept. 27.
coffee shop soulja / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

Mayor LaToya Cantrell and the New Orleans Saints have come to an agreement on how to open the Superdome to football fans just in time for Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers.

Betsy Shepherd / WWNO

A spokesperson for the city of New Orleans expressed concern over weekend social media posts and news reports of a packed Bourbon Street.

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