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Louisiana hospitals are scrambling to immunize an ever-broadening pool of Louisianans eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, even as they struggle to keep up with the rising tide of COVID-19 patients.

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New Orleans will move back to a modified version of Phase 1 at 6 a.m. Friday in response to the soaring rate of positive COVID-19 tests and hospitalizations.

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The Louisiana Department of Health is asking hospitals with excess COVID-19 vaccine doses to begin administering them to patients who fit into the Tier 1B vaccination group.

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New Orleans public school students will spend most of January learning online.

Citing the city’s “concerning” spike in cases, the district announced Monday that schools have until Thursday to move from in-person to remote instruction.

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Addressing the public for the first time since the holidays, New Orleans Health Director Dr. Jennifer Avegno said the city is “in a really dangerous spot.”