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For weeks, Tulane University has been in the midst of a massive testing initiative — screening every student, staff and faculty member for COVID-19 before allowing them to return to campus for the start of classes on Aug. 19.

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Five students and one employee have tested positive for COVID-19 at the University of New Orleans since Aug. 10, UNO President John Nicklow said in a campus message Thursday.

From The Frontline: Dr. Emily Nichols

Aug 21, 2020
The Historic New Orleans Collection

For Dr. Emily Nichols, there’s no such thing as a simple work day. She’s the director of New Orleans EMS, and since the coronavirus crisis began, she’s been managing the escalating needs of providers and the communities they serve. In this edition of The Historic New Orleans Collection’s ongoing series, From The Frontline, Dr. Nichols chronicles the first few months of the pandemic.


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The Archdiocese of New Orleans has recorded 20 positive cases of COVID-19 in 16 schools, according to a statement released Wednesday. As a result, approximately 150 students, faculty and staff are in quarantine.

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An employee at Edward Hynes Charter School at the University of New Orleans has tested positive for COVID-19, charter spokesperson Cheron Brylski said in a statement.