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Tulane University announced Friday that students will be allowed to return for in-person classes this spring, but will still be subject to regular COVID-19 testing in a continued effort to control the spread of the virus.

This story has been updated.

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.

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Eleven new cases of COVID-19 have been reported among New Orleans public school students and staff, the district announced Thursday. More than 120 individuals are in quarantine due to possible exposure.

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New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell warned residents Thursday that failing to follow the city’s rules could land them a $500 fine from the police department.

Republican state lawmakers narrowly passed a bill Tuesday that would rein in Gov. John Bel Edwards’ emergency powers, accomplishing the top item on their to- do list for this special session.

But lawmakers’ efforts may be rendered moot by the Democratic governor’s veto pen.

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