COVID-19

From The Frontline: Artist Josh Wingerter

Nov 20, 2020
The Historic New Orleans Collection

The image of boarded up shops is both familiar and disheartening here in New Orleans. A couple of months into the COVID-19 pandemic, local graffiti artist Josh Wingerter found a way to create beauty out of these barriers. The Historic New Orleans Collection interviewed Josh for their project, From The Frontline: Narratives of the COVID-19 Pandemic in New Orleans.

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Public school students will continue learning in-person despite a city-wide spike in COVID-19 cases, New Orleans public school officials announced Thursday.

COVID-19 cases are “exponentially increasing,” according to the city’s dashboard. The number of NOLA-PS students and staff who have tested positive for the virus is at an all-time high since the district began publicly reporting cases back in September.

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New Orleans public schools reported 12 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, bringing the district’s apparent total to 55. The number of individuals in quarantine due to possible exposure dropped from 160 to 137.

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With seven weeks worth of data, New Orleans Health Director Dr. Jennifer Avegno said there’s “no indication” COVID-19 is spreading within the city’s K-12 schools.

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New Orleans public schools reported six new COVID-19 cases Thursday, bringing the district’s apparent total to 43.

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