In what NOLA Public Schools in a press release called a “first step,” the district held a conference call to discuss preventing the spread and managing a possible outbreak of COVID-19 with school leaders Tuesday afternoon.
Following the first two COVID-19 deaths in the United States over the weekend, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards formed a coronavirus task force, which held its first meeting Monday. Four more people have died in the U.S. since the task force met.
The New Orleans Health Department has been monitoring the coronavirus — or the 2019 novel coronavirus (201-nCoV), as it's formally called — and the city on Wednesday held a meeting to discuss its preparedness.