BATON ROUGE (AP) — One of Louisiana’s education leaders is calling for the cancellation of public school athletics this fall amid the resurgence of the state’s coronavirus outbreak, with nearly 2,000 new virus cases confirmed Tuesday and hospitalizations from the COVID-19 disease heading above 1,000. Senate Education Chairman Cleo Fields,...
NEW ORLEANS – LCMC Health is touting widespread support from business groups for its planned purchase of East Jefferson General Hospital. LCMC said the Jefferson Chamber, the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO), Jefferson Community Foundation, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and GNO Inc. all joined a growing list of...
BATON ROUGE (AP) — The federal government is setting up four new drive-thru coronavirus testing sites in Louisiana’s capital city, which is seeing spikes in confirmed cases of the COVID-19 disease. Baton Rouge’s mayor, Sharon Weston Broome, said the sites will open Tuesday and operate seven days a week from...
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana has recorded its largest daily coronavirus case spike since April, and the mayor of Baton Rouge announced Wednesday that she is requiring people to wear masks inside businesses in hopes of stemming the worrisome spread of the disease. Nearly 2,100 new cases of the COVID-19 disease caused...
NEW ORLEANS – Tulane University said it received an anonymous $1 million gift to establish a fund for emerging research in infectious disease. The school said the fund will make an immediate impact in the race for treatments and a vaccine for COVID-19. It will address all aspects of...
MANDEVILLE – Water purification company MECO has been ramping up production of systems required in biopharmaceutical research and development as global biopharmaceutical companies race to create the first COVID-19 vaccine. For more than 90 years, MECO has provided water purification systems to industries around the world. MECO water is used...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The personal finance website WalletHub released updated rankings for the States with the Biggest Health Improvements During COVID-19.   In order to determine where Americans’ health is recovering or worsening the most from the COVID-19 pandemic, and thus where reopening efforts can accelerate, WalletHub compared the 50 states...
NEW ORLEANS – Tulane University said it has received a $12.5 million gift from the Avalon Fund for the creation of the Tulane University Center for Brain Health. The center will specialize in the treatment of traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder in U.S. military veterans beginning in...
NEW ORLEANS  – Singing River Health System and Ochsner Health said they have signed a strategic partnership agreement to expand access to high-quality, cost effective care in their communities. “We have worked with Ochsner on a number of successful clinical and operational initiatives, and this strengthened partnership is a natural...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A task force of New Orleans health and safety officials will help the city crack down on large gatherings and businesses that don’t comply with social distancing orders as Louisiana deals with a surge of new COVID-19 cases. Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced the task force — which will...