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

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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.

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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.

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A member of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ team has tested positive for COVID-19, the governor’s office disclosed  Monday morning.