Public Health Desk

Aubri Juhasz / WWNO

New Orleans is battling another surge of the coronavirus and while health officials insist school buildings remain safe, they’re concerned outside cases may start making their way inside.

Paula Burch-Celentano / Tulane University

Tulane University will receive 5,000 Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines early next week, kicking off the school’s vaccination rollout, according to a press release on the university’s news site.

Paula Burch-Celentano / Tulane University

Louisiana hospitals are scrambling to immunize an ever-broadening pool of Louisianans eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, even as they struggle to keep up with the rising tide of COVID-19 patients.

Paula Burch-Celentano / Tulane University

The Louisiana Department of Health is asking hospitals with excess COVID-19 vaccine doses to begin administering them to patients who fit into the Tier 1B vaccination group.

Aubri Juhasz / WWNO

New Orleans public school students will spend most of January learning online.

Citing the city’s “concerning” spike in cases, the district announced Monday that schools have until Thursday to move from in-person to remote instruction.

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