public health

(Courtresy of Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM/CDC)

Last week as the nation watched COVID-19 infections climb for the third time in 2020, two pharmaceutical companies paused their clinical trials — one for a potential vaccine, another for a possible treatment.

Ashley Dean / WWNO

Bar-patrons can once again be flies on the walls of their favorite watering holes — as long as that wall is outside.

Aubri Juhasz / WWNO

Over the last week, four additional cases of COVID-19 have been reported in New Orleans public schools, the district said Thursday as part of its weekly data release.

The Republican-controlled Louisiana House of Representatives on Friday overwhelmingly approved several measures aimed at limiting Gov. John Bel Edwards power during times of emergency, including a resolution that would repeal Edwards’ public health emergency for the coronavirus.

Ashley Dean / WWNO

New Orleans will enter Phase 3 of reopening on Saturday, Oct. 3, Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced Thursday at a press conference.