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Superdome to require masks or proof of vaccination during 100 percent capacity events

Superdome to require masks or proof of vaccination during 100 percent capacity events

Posted 2:57 AM 6/25/2021 by WBRZ Staff

NEW ORLEANS — Across the state, masks appear to be coming off as the number of those who've been fully vaccinated continues to rise, but in one major Crescent City venue, masks will continue to be a requirement. 

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President Biden: EBR one of 15 jurisdictions to receive funding for anti-violence programs

President Biden: EBR one of 15 jurisdictions to receive funding for anti-violence programs

Posted 5:32 AM 6/24/2021 by WBRZ Staff

Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul was one of seven public officials invited to the White House Wednesday to confer with President Joe Biden prior to Biden's unveiling of a new, national crime-fighting initiative.

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6/23/2021

Houston hospital workers fired, resign over COVID-19 vaccine

Houston hospital workers fired, resign over COVID-19 vaccine

Posted 9:58 AM 6/23/2021 by Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) — More than 150 employees at a Houston hospital system who refused to get the COVID-19 vaccine have been fired or resigned after a judge dismissed an employee lawsuit over the vaccine requirement.

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6/22/2021

NOLA restaurant, Emeril's to reopen in late summer

NOLA restaurant, Emeril's to reopen in late summer

Posted 9:02 AM 6/22/2021 by WBRZ Staff

NEW ORLEANS - Internationally recognized New Orleans chef Emeril Lagasse announced Monday that his restaurant, Emeril's, will reopen its doors for dinner service beginning August 31, according to  (More)...

6/21/2021

Tokyo Olympics to allow local fans but with strict limits

Tokyo Olympics to allow local fans but with strict limits

Posted 7:19 AM 6/21/2021 by Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) — A sharply limited number of fans will be allowed to attend the Tokyo Olympics, organizers announced Monday as they tried to save some of the spirit of the Games where even cheering has been banned.

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6/17/2021

Louisiana offering cash prizes, scholarships as vaccine incentives through July

Louisiana offering cash prizes, scholarships as vaccine incentives through July

Posted 12:38 PM 6/18/2021 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - Louisiana residents who get a COVID-19 vaccine now have a shot at cash prizes, scholarships, and possibly a million dollars.

Governor John Bel Edwards announced the new incentives Thursday in a press conference, accompanied by balloons and a live brass band.

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6/15/2021

White House to host July 4 'independence from virus' bash

White House to host July 4 'independence from virus' bash

Posted 5:24 AM 6/15/2021 by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cue the fireworks.

President Joe Biden wants to imbue Independence Day with new meaning this year by encouraging nationwide celebrations to mark the country’s (More)

6/14/2021

Novavax: Large study finds COVID-19 shot about 90% effective

Novavax: Large study finds COVID-19 shot about 90% effective

Posted 4:48 AM 6/14/2021 by Associated Press

Vaccine maker Novavax said Monday its shot was highly effective against COVID-19 and also protected against variants in a large, late-stage study in the U.S. and Mexico.

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6/12/2021

Baton Rouge children participate in Ochsner's COVID-19 vaccine trials

Posted 9:38 PM 6/12/2021 by Tristen Land

BATON ROUGE- A new clinical trial testing Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine on children is underway.

Ochsner is performing the clinical trial in their New Orleans and Shreveport locations, and now children from Baton Rouge are volunteering to join. Presley Beck, 10, says she's ready to see the end (More)

6/11/2021

Harris to tout child care funding and payments to families

Harris to tout child care funding and payments to families

Posted 7:48 AM 6/11/2021 by Associated Press

Vice President Kamala Harris will highlight the Biden administration’s efforts to expand child care and relieve the financial pressures of parenthood during a visit to a child care center on Friday.

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