public health

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Louisiana will move to Phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan Friday, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced on Thursday.

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Dr. Alex Billioux, Louisiana’s assistant secretary of health for the Office of Public Health and a key leader in the response to the coronavirus pandemic, will resign at the end of the month.

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Gov. John Bel Edwards said he’ll announce a decision as soon as tomorrow on whether the state will stay in Phase 2 of the coronavirus reopening plan or move to fewer restrictions in Phase 3.

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Among the homes and businesses Hurricane Laura has destroyed and the lives it’s taken, the storm has also decimated coronavirus testing where Louisiana might need it most.

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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.

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