Public Health Desk

Aubri Juhasz / WWNO

Teacher vaccinations are still a ways off, but efforts to inoculate school nurses against COVID-19 are already in full swing.

Four New Orleans public school nurses received the first dose of the vaccine Tuesday morning through the district’s partnership with Children’s Hospital of New Orleans.

Ben Depp / For WWNO

Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed a new proclamation that says the state will remain in Modified Phase 2 for 28 days.

Aubri Juhasz / WWNO

A new study from the National Center for Research on Education Access and Choice found no evidence that opening school buildings increased COVID-19 hospitalizations in places where hospitalizations from the virus were uncommon.

Aubri Juhasz / WWNO

New Orleans public schools reported a record number of COVID-19 cases Monday afternoon, one week after announcing a system-wide pivot to online learning. The district is currently tracking 93 active cases across 47 schools.

Paula Burch / Tulane University

Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines have begun to arrive at pharmacies across Louisiana, and as of Jan. 11, they're in or on their way to 209 pharmacies in all 64 parishes.