public health

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New Orleans public schools reported nine new cases of COVID-19 among students and staff Friday. More than 160 people are currently in quarantine due to possible exposure to the virus, according to the district’s tracker.

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As the country battles a third wave of COVID-19 cases, Louisiana has managed to keep its number of new infections relatively low. But with cases on the rise in neighboring Texas and Mississippi and in the northwestern corner of the state, Assistant Secretary of Public Health Dr. Joseph Kanter is worried that there could be another spike.

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Nearly every Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives signed a petition Friday that would force Gov. John Bel Edwards to temporarily end the COVID-19 public health emergency and revoke all of his coronavirus restrictions.

Fans won't be allowed inside the Superdome for either the season opener, or the following home game on Sept. 27.
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Mayor LaToya Cantrell and the New Orleans Saints have come to an agreement on how to open the Superdome to football fans just in time for Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers.

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A spokesperson for the city of New Orleans expressed concern over weekend social media posts and news reports of a packed Bourbon Street.