Public Health Desk

Aubri Juhasz / WWNO

After transitioning most students to online-only instruction two weeks ago, New Orleans public school officials are expected to revisit their decision Thursday.

Katie Siroka

The Krewe of Red Beans will launch an initiative to get New Orleans’ elderly culture bearers vaccinated.

Paula Burch-Celentano / Tulane University

COVID-19 vaccines will be sent to 298 providers in all 64 of Louisiana’s parishes this week, the Louisiana Department of Health announced.

Aubri Juhasz / WWNO

NOLA Public Schools will coordinate COVID-19 vaccines for all school-based staff as soon as doses become available, Chief Operations Officer Tiffany Delcour said Wednesday night.

Paula Burch-Celentano / Tulane University

Tulane University administered the first of two Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shots to roughly 50 employees of its School of Medicine yesterday, from custodial and food service staff to campus health services physicians and researchers studying the vaccine’s efficacy.

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