COVID-19

Ben Depp / For WWNO

Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced Monday that all city employees, herself included, will be furloughed in response to the fiscal crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kelli Gann

When New Orleans’ public schools welcomed students in PreK through fourth grade back to the classroom last month, 38 percent decided to keep learning from home. That’s created new challenges for teachers who in some cases must now teach in-person and remote students at the same time.

Paula Burch-Celentano / Tulane University

The Louisiana Department of Health has named Dr. Joseph Kanter as the new interim assistant secretary of public health — a job that will see him play a crucial role in managing the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aubri Juhasz / WWNO

New Orleans public schools are in the middle of a slow return to in-person learning and they don’t plan on speeding things up.

Even after the city enters Phase 3 of reopening this weekend, schools will continue adhering to Phase 2 restrictions, the district announced Thursday.

Travis Lux / WWNO

The City of New Orleans has shut down two bars on North Claiborne Avenue, including Kermit Ruffins’ Mother-in-Law Lounge, for violating coronavirus restrictions.

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